homemade mustard

There are somethings in life that are worth making by hand… cookies, bread and mustard, is now on my list. I think  it’s part of a “back to my roots” phase I’m in. Next thing you know I will be knitting. Wait. I live in south Florida. Knitting is not a necessary skill for this domestic mama. DIY flip flops? I may have to research that. Sometimes, I’m just tired of name brands, labels and the mass production of everything.  Some things deserve to shine in the homemade  spotlight on occasion and this time it’s lowly mustard. But this isn’t […]

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small batch strawberry vanilla preserves

I love making preserves. I love the way may pantry looks lined with glass jars filled with colorful fruits and tasty sauces, I love that I don’t have brand name labels staring me in the face, and I love the simplistic beauty in a jar of jam. Unfortunately, sometimes preserves, jams, and jellies call for insane amounts of produce. Really, who has 40 pounds of tomatoes or strawberries laying around? I don’t. Now: 40 pounds of laundry laying around?  No comment. 😉 Unfortunately, we can’t make preserves out of  40 pounds of laundry.  Although there is a Latin dish called […]

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