Yearly Archives: 2016

Recipe – Dark Fruitcake

This recipe started out from the Better Homes and Garden cookbook. The major changes I have made were to increase the quantities of fruits, nuts, and spices and to add some new spices. Ingredients 12-oz of frozen orange juice concentrate

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Did a little more foraging this week. Was only able to find handful of hackberry fruits. A pleasant find, but it means that there won’t be much more foraging to do until next year. Ran banklines this weekend. Didn’t catch

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Been busy with business trips lately. Had wanted to go hunting this weekend, but wasn’t able to. Foraging is going well. While in Iowa, I was able to gather Ginko and Hackberry seeds. And yesterday, I was able to gather

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I have been doing quite a bit of walking over the last month (which is completely unrelated to starting to play Pokemon Go). A side effect of this is that I have developed my grandfather’s habit of gathering black walnuts.

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Recipe – Wassail

This isn’t my original recipe for wassail, it’s loss is part of my motivation for uploading all of the recipes I use. 1 gal apple cider  1/2 gal orange juice 4 (2 inch) whole cinnamon sticks  1/4 t ground mace 

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Recipe – Molasses Milk

4 c milk (I use soy) 4 T molasses (medium grade, will try blackstrap when I get home) 1/2 t pumpkin spice Begin heating milk on medium heat. Add molasses and spices. Stir while heating. You can heat all the

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I lost my phone (again). The good side is that I am really liking my new phone. The bad side is that none of my photos of recent projects got backed up. Momma Hen finally hatched her eggs. Only two

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