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English muffins that make use of all those jams, jellies, preserves… & extra canning rings.

It’s no secret I’ve made a LOT of canned items in the last year. I currently have in my “larder”: three different kinds of marmalade, five different jellies, five different conserves, one preserve, two kinds of curd and three jams (not to mention the pickles, pickled peppers, and the savory sort). Pretty nuts, although not […]

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One potato, two potato…

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. It took me a while to think of what my cupcakes were going to be this year for St. Patrick’s Day. I couldn’t think of anything to top my previous years exploits: Guinness stout cupcakes, Bailey’s Irish cream cupcakes, maple-Irish whiskey frosted cupcakes & green velvet cupcakes. But I really didn’t […]

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“Bartender, I’ll have a pickleback.”

**ATTENTION! ATTENTION! In April 2013, I did a redo of the maple-bourbon pickles in this post, version 2.0 if you will, made with Cabin Fever maple blended whiskey. This wonderful recipe can be found here: maple-whiskey pickles, version 2.0, so┬ácheck it out!** … … I haven’t made pickles since September. Probably because cucumbers are no […]

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Fi, fie, fo, fum, I smell soda cake & Jameson.

Sometimes when I make Irish soda cake, I feel like I’m in the story Jack in the Beanstalk & I’m Jack, but everyone around me are the giants. It’s so amazing, and it smells so good, that people just go nuts for it. I think if I fell on the floor & was unconscious, they’d […]

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Faith & begorrah, it’s almost St. Patty’s Day!

Yes, it’s almost the day for the wearin’ o’ the green. Traditionally, everything is green this time of year. The grass is starting to green (somewhat) and it’s a sign that spring is indeed coming. Green is a color of youth, promise & growth. The cold, harsh days & nights of winter are starting to […]

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