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How-To: Creamed Honey

A simple trick for dealing with crystallized honey.

How-To: Creamed Honey

I love honey. It’s one of my go-to treats for a sweet tooth, and the first thing I’ll pour in my tea when I have a sore throat (or just because). I like it whether it’s raw and rich with enzymes, or pasteurized and packaged in a bear container. I even like the way it tastes and spreads over toast after it has crystallized as honey inevitably does after a few months on the shelf. Although I don’t mind the texture of crystallized honey, it can be a bit tricky to work with, so I often … [Read more...]

Lemon Pudding Cakes in a Jar

The perfect dessert for your next spring party!

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I made these lemon pudding cakes a few months ago and was surprised at how utterly scrumptious they were. These lemony delights are similar to a molten lava cake, but they're made with lemon instead of chocolate. It's such a perfect combination of creamy pudding mixed with cake and a crunchy sugar topping. The only challenge now was how to bring this hot dish to a dinner party without needing to bake it there. I swapped out ramekins for wide-mouth canning jars and the solution was simple! … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Garden Rocks

A simple springtime gift for gardeners.

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Now that it's warmer outside and the days are longer, I've been itching to get started on my vegetable garden. Unfortunately, the weather here in the Portland area hasn't been cooperating lately. We've had tons of rain and wind, so I'm getting creative with indoor-friendly gardening activities in order to feel like I'm actually accomplishing something. Truth is, I've been wanting to paint rocks to use as garden markers for years now, and this rainy weather has given me the perfect excuse … [Read more...]

Enter to Win!

Share your clever spring wedding favor ideas.

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Spring wedding favor ideas featured: Sarah's Bulb favors, Rachel's Seed Bomb favors, and Stephanie's For the Love Bird tossables. This spring, Evermine is looking for great ideas from YOU, our inspired readers, for wedding favors that are perfect for a spring wedding. If you have an idea you’d like to share as a blog post, and you want to showcase it with Evermine’s personalized tags, labels, coasters, cards and more, we want to know! Just e-mail your idea to Lindsay at … [Read more...]

Homemade Jello Cookies

A colorful dessert recipe!

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I don’t know why it never occurred to me before: a dessert mix that is already super flavorful and colorful? Of course it would make for a wonderful cookie base. While perusing recipes on various blogs, I came across this recipe on The Farm Girl Recipes, and I was awakened to a whole new perspective on this spring and summer dessert favorite. Jello Cookies Adapted from TheFarmGirlRecipes.blogspot.com 3 cups all-purpose flower 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ cups salted butter, … [Read more...]

Deli-style Nutmeats

Vegan and gluten-free!

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Welcome our new contributing writer, Lorraine! Lorraine is a medical student, writer and food lover living in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Sometimes, Lorraine realizes that, for the most part, her family, friends and adored acquaintances are just a bike ride away. This gives her a sense of cozy giddiness! Mostly though, she gets psyched about creating and sharing food, particularly the kind of food that is accidentally healthy and delicious. See more of her work at … [Read more...]

Rainbows and Gold Gift bags

A cute and simple DIY St. Patrick's Day gift idea for kids.

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St. Patricks Day is highly celebrated in my family because we have a heritage rich with Irish blood. Every year I teach my kids about Irish pride, and they always enjoy the special treats I make just for them. Treats like these Rainbows and Gold gift bags. How to Make: This project is as easy as it gets. I picked up a bag of rainbow Twizzlers, and a bag of Rolo chocolates at the store, and packaged them in Evermines's cello bags (medium size). First you throw a few Rolos in the … [Read more...]

Wildflower Seed Favors

The perfect favor idea for springtime gatherings.

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What better way to head into spring than by hosting a flower arranging class! There is something so soothing, nurturing and creative about experimenting with the many colors of blossoms, petals, stems, and foliage. To me, it is like a blank canvas, awaiting the rich and vibrant hues and textures, ultimately making a masterpiece. In connection to this flower arranging workshop, I will utilize this opportunity to share thoughts about “Nurturing From Within” and “Blossoming from the … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Featuring Guinness beer!

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If you’re celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day with a nice cold glass of Guinness, you may want to save some for use in your favorite foods, too! Want some inspiration? We’ve got a roundup of recipes for you to try: Spicy Guinness Mustard Make this easy recipe for homemade Guinness mustard. It’s delicious, hearty, and makes a great sauce for corned beef sandwiches!   Triple Cheese Beer Spread Try this recipe for Triple Cheese Beer spread. It’ll be a party favorite for … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Wooden Spoons

A cute and simple craft idea for bridal shower favors!

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I found this cute idea from The Gilded Hare, and I’ve been dying to try it for a special occasion. My friends Ana and Theo are getting married in spring, and I’m providing the bridal shower favors to thank everyone for celebrating the bride! What You Need: Assorted Wooden Spoons Painters Tape Spray Paint Food-Safe Clear Sealant (I used Bull's Eye Shellac) Method: Decide on your design. For Ana’s bridal shower, I wanted to use something that fit well with their … [Read more...]