Pickled Carrots

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(Used in this project: Canning Labels in Classic Oldstyle style.) Mike and I have been friends for a LONG time. We grew up in San Diego together, we moved to the Pacific Northwest together, we’ve played in bands together, we’ve done it all together. So when it’s time for Mike’s birthday, I make sure I… 

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April Fools’ – Snakes In A Can!

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a little bit of a trickster. I loved being a little devil. All mostly harmless of course, but there was nothing more fun than watching someone turn rosy out of embarrassment from a well placed whoopee cushion. I used to love going into magic shops and novelty… 

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Basil Simple Syrup

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The following is the earliest definition of a cocktail comes from 1806, where an answer was provided to the question, “What is a cocktail?” “Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters•” (source) To me, however, a well made cocktail is more than just a tasty libation, it… 

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Flavored Popcorn

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There are some things I just can’t get out of my head. A classic melody, a hilarious moment, and recently a local restaurant’s flavored popcorn. I know what you are thinking, “Popcorn is popcorn. Salt, butter, what’s there to it?”, but at this place they have delicious weekly flavors like olive oil and lemon zest,… 

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Homemade Catsup & Mustard

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It’s here! It’s here! Summer is finally here! Us pacific northwesterners don’t get very long summers, but when they come we take full advantage of them and that means grilling. I wanted to do something special for the first bar-b-cue of the year, so I made my own homemade ketchup and mustard! It was pretty… 

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