I first published this in early 2013, and it’s been one of my most popular recipes. Since we’re moving into fall when cool weather and the holidays make us think of apples and cider, I’m republishing for my newer readers. Enjoy!
There is nothing better than freshly-baked bread — especially bread from your own oven. If you’re willing to forgo the convenience of grabbing a loaf of cheap bread at the store or paying extra for “artisan bread” from a specialty shop, you’ll find that making your own bread isn’t that hard — and is very […]
The Winter 2015 batch of Apple Pie Cyser has been bottled and is now moving into history. Unlike 2013 and 2014, there were some unexpected… events… that affected the final product. It seemed like a good opportunity to talk about adjustments I made to the recipe, and a goof that turned out really well. So […]
A great way to simplify life is to recycle in ways that go beyond separating your paper, plastic, and aluminum so the city can haul it off where they only recycle a small percentage of what they take away. By getting more than one use from a product you’ve paid hard-earned money for, you’re reducing […]
I’m not much for making New Year’s Resolutions. They’re too easily forgotten or set aside. Why? Often, they’re wishes based on unrealistic expectations, something we know we need to do but have no intention of doing. I use the Christmas Season — if you’re not familiar with the Christian tradition, it’s 12 days, always ending on 6th […]