Frozen Blueberry Jar Gifts

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Heartfelt, useful, healthy, easy, fun. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for in a gift idea? Well, these frozen berries in a jar are all that, and they offer bright, bursting tasty nibbles all along the way. Just north of Portland, where I live, is a river island with one access bridge and a different… 

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Rose Petal Jam (Gulqand)

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As a student of herbalism and natural medicine, I’ve been experimenting with making tinctures, syrups, decoctions, teas, fermentations and other slippery, startling, sweet, harrowing or lilting flavors and textures for several years now. It’s been a riot at times, but mostly it’s been a lot of widened-eyes after first tries and glad smiles for new… 

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Edible Gifts: Preserved Lemons

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Up until recently, I knew nothing about preserved lemons beyond seeing them listed as an ingredient in recipes and swiftly substituting for fresh lemons instead. But as my culinary adventures continued, I became more and more curious about them. What did they taste like? How were they actually used? Preserved lemons are primarily used in… 

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Apple Chutney

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Here in the Pacific northwest, it’s easy for home cooks to run into the delightful problem of having more apples than we know how to manage. What comes out of this is lots of new cooking adventures and lots of new apple-based foods like apple cider vinegar, apple pie, hard apple cider and now, here… 

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

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After a few years of flirting with fermentation projects here and there—koji, kombucha, pickles—I’ve come across one with real everyday and everyone potential: apple cider vinegar. I’m sharing it here at Evermine.com because it’s easy to make, easy to love, and it’s made with just the scraps of apples, something you may find yourself replete… 

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Homemade Blackberry Jam

Homemade Blackberry Jam

Every summer when the weather starts to get warm, my mom and I set aside a date to pick blackberries. I always look forward to spending the day with her in the summer sun, talking and exchanging stories while we pick berries. I really cherish our mother-daughter time now that I have a family of… 

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