One easy way to use an abundance of cucumbers is by infusing alcohol for cocktails! This takes very little time and makes for truly refreshing drinks.
We infused white rum, as well as tequila. Clear, light-flavored spirits are best when choosing an alcohol to infuse. Spirits that have a strong flavor on their own, like whiskeys, will be difficulty to infuse, especially with the gentle taste of cucumber. Stick with easy to infuse options like vodka, white rum, tequila or even gin. Continue reading
This summer has been the year of the blueberries. All of the local farms are reporting bountiful crops of large, fragrant berries. Some of the blueberries we have picked are larger than the diameter of our thumbs! To date, we have picked around 18-19lbs of blueberries. We have snacked, frozen, made jam, syrups and pancakes, and still have blueberries to use!
My husband and I enjoy a good drink now and then, and we tend to favor the old classics – Old Fashions, Manhattans, Gimlets, etc.
One of the key ingredients for an Old Fashion is the Angostura bitters. I love bitters, so I tend to add an extra dash (or twelve!) to my drink for that bold punch. There are a lot of other versions of bitters out there, for example we started using cranberry bitters in cocktails – delicious! Continue reading
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Tagged Acorn bitters, acorns, bitters, cocktails, diy bitters, drink recipe, harvesting acorns, uses for acorns, whiskey, whiskey drink
Last weekend, my husband and I spent a day boiling down our buckets of maple sap into syrup. It was an all day event, but aside from time it really doesn’t take much to do! Continue reading
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Tagged boiling sap, diy maple syrup, homemade syrup, homestead, homesteading, making maple syrup, maple, maple sap, maple syrup, sap, sugar maples, syrup