This honeysuckle season, try preserving the edible flowers by infusing them into a deliciously sweet and floral Honeysuckle Vodka. champagne-tastes.com

Honeysuckle Vodka

This honeysuckle season, try preserving the edible flowers by infusing them into a deliciously sweet and floral Honeysuckle Vodka.

Honeysuckle Vodka

This honeysuckle season, try preserving the edible flowers by infusing them into a deliciously sweet and floral Honeysuckle Vodka.

Each spring, the woods behind our apartment turn white with honeysuckle blossoms, and it smells spectacular.  If you, like me, grew up eating the tiny, minuscule drops of ‘honey’ from these flowers, you may have also wished that you could somehow, possibly, get a bunch of these dainty flowers together and miraculously collect all of the sweet nectar.

I don’t know how many thousands (or millions) of flowers it would take to harvest a jar of honeysuckle nectar, and I’m not even sure it would be possible.  What I do know, however, is that you can preserve those delicious and edible flowers in vodka.  In doing so, you’ll infuse the vodka with both the delicate floral scent of the petals AND the taste of the nectar.  This Honeysuckle Vodka is a simple and easy way to savor these edible wildflowers.

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Are you tired of buying store-bought kombucha? This tutorial will walk you through How to Make Kombucha-- all the way from the scoby to the bottling!

How to Make Kombucha

Are you tired of buying store-bought kombucha? This tutorial will walk you through How to Make Kombucha-- all the way from the scoby to the bottling!

How to Make Kombucha

Are you tired of buying store-bought kombucha?  This tutorial will walk you through How to Make Kombucha– all the way from the scoby to the bottling!

Have you ever bought something at the grocery store totally by accident?  Did you misread a label, or just not understand, even a little bit, what you were buying?  I have– and that, my friends, is how my love affair with kombucha began.  Maybe I was in a hurry, maybe I was faint from hunger, or maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me– but I thought I was buying a sparkling juice (or sparkling tea, or SOMETHING ELSE– I forget).  One sip, however, clued me in that I was not drinking what I expected to be drinking.

Kombucha can be an acquired taste, but by the time I finished my first bottle, I was sold!  Have you fallen in love with kombucha too?  Are you tired of paying $3+ a bottle, when you clearly MUST drink this every day???  Here’s what to do about it.

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How to Grow Wheatgrass, and Juice it (without a Juicer!)

How to Grow Wheatgrass + Juice it (Without a Juicer)

Do you love wheatgrass juice, and want to make your own? This easy tutorial will show you How to Grow Wheatgrass, and then also How to Juice Wheatgrass (without a juicer!).

How to Grow Wheatgrass + Juice it (Without a Juicer!)

Do you love wheatgrass juice, and want to make your own?  This easy tutorial will show you How to Grow Wheatgrass, and then also How to Juice Wheatgrass (without a juicer!).

Do you ever have moments where you pause, and realize that if your younger self saw what you were doing, they’d be completely bewildered?  I have.  If you were able to travel back in time, and tell college-age me that one day I’d be growing and juicing my own wheatgrass, here’s what would have happened.  First, I’d have put down my Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper (gag) and my baked potato chips, and then I would’ve said, “What’s wheatgrass?”

What’s my point?  First of all, making my own homegrown wheatgrass juice reminds me that I’ve been slowly morphing from a city-loving, high heel-addicted fashionista into an herb garden-growing, nature trail-hiking foodie– and that confuses me.  Second, you don’t have to be a fabulously talented gardener to grow wheatgrass.  If you want to give it a try– this tutorial will show you how to grow your own wheatgrass, and then how to juice it without a juicer!

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How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts

How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts

How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts

How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts

Do you love adding sprouts to your soups, sandwiches, and salads?  This easy food tutorial will show you How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts!

First of all, what are mung bean sprouts?  Sprouts are formed when seeds start to ‘sprout’ into a full vegetable.  Mung bean sprouts are… (wait for this)… sprouts from mung beans!  They’re a delicious, vegetarian source of plant-based protein.  You’ve probably eaten them (or at least seen them) if you’ve eaten Pad Thai or the Vietnamese soup Pho.  If you’ve seen an Asian or Asian-inspired recipe that calls for ‘bean sprouts,’ it probably meant mung bean sprouts.  These tasty veggies are crunchy, delicious, and incredibly easy to grow at home.

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