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Flavoring Sugars and Salts with Herbs

My first try with this new technique was ten lavender buds on a microwave-safe plate for five minutes on high—yeah, that was too much time. The kitchen smelled of burnt/fried greens, kinda like Barbie being roasted in a campfire.

Making Chevre

We made this batch of chevre straight from the directions on the packet we got from New England Cheesemaking Supply Co. Since Kim and I have made this type of cheese a few times, we’ve started to experiment with using different quantities of cultures, but the recipe is great just as it is. Cheese making can seem a little intimidating, but it shouldn’t be, especially if you are having fun with a friend throughout the process.

Marcona Almond Clusters

The last couple of years I usually make some kind of chocolate candy around the holidays to give as hostess gifts or to have for after dinner treats if friends stop by the house. This recipe is a total winner, and so easy to prepare it’s scary! Together, we have gone through a metamorphosis of […]