Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This reliable recipe is a revised version of one I found in my mother's 1953 cookbook. I modified it to fit my family's taste buds. It makes one 9 inch pie. As a gluten free option, cook the pie without…

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Simple Hard Apple Cider Recipe

Simple Hard Apple Cider Recipe

Hard Cider is apple cider that's been fermented to about 6 percent alcoholic content. It's the cider equivalent of an ale or beer, and it's generally pretty easy to make. This procedure is very simple, very unscientific, and designed for…

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Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

The cinnamon in this blend gives it a spicy aroma that mimics a spiced coffee. If, like my partner, you prefer an earthier coffee black with no fancy-stuff, omit the cinnamon and roast your roots until their quite dark. Ingredients…

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Dandelion Porter Recipe For All-grain Beer Brewing

Dandelion Porter recipe for All-grain Beer Brewing

My goal was to develop a good porter that did not use hops. With it's liver-supporting properties and wealth of vitamins and minerals, Dandelion seemed like the perfect substitute. In the original version of this recipe, I used a combination of fresh and dried dandelion tops for bittering, which yielded a well-balanced, lightly bittered porter, and fresh and dried sage and calendula to achieve a hop-like aroma. At first, the aroma wasn't right, but after letting the brew age for three weeks the scent had mellowed considerably to one quite reminiscent of the Tetnanger hops I might otherwise have used.

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