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DIY Culinary Herb & Spice Blends: Forest Flavor Mix

This blend of dried shitakes, nettle, mugwort, juniper berries, and garlic has forest flavor and tastes of all its dark, earthy, and rich goodness.  Next up for my DIY culinary herb and spice blends, in collaboration with Mountain Rose Herbs: Forest…

DIY Culinary Herb & Spice Blends: Cajun Spice Mix

A flavor with profound soul & flair, Cajun spice is a bold blend of paprika, cayenne, onions, garlic, black pepper, and even a little celery seed & fennel.  Next up for my DIY culinary herb and spice blends, in collaboration…

DIY Culinary Herb & Spice Blends: Golden Curry Powder

The secret to this delicious golden curry powder blend is in the spices. Grinding whole spices creates a DIY curry that’s vibrant, flavorful & pungent.  Next up for my DIY culinary herb and spice blends, in collaboration with Mountain Rose Herbs:…

DIY Culinary Herb & Spice Blends: Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence is a wonderful herbal blend that lends itself to a variety of dishes. This DIY blend will ensure that you’ve plenty for yourself & gifts!In collaboration with Mountain Rose Herbs, I am pleased to bring you the…

Luscious Slow Cooker Plum Butter

Plum butter made in the slow cooker results in a rich, flavor fruitful spread ever so slightly nuanced with the almond notes of the plum pits. There is a great shift happening. The mornings are cold and dewy, although the…

Preserving Food Memories: Spiced Sweet Pickled Figs

Sweet pickled figs with cinnamon, allspice, clove, and cardamom are a sweet, candy-like relic of bygone palates and childhood memories. I probably received my penchant for nostalgia from my father.  He is a man of big emotions and a tendency to…

Drinking Vinegar: Foraged Wild Blackberry Sage Shrub

This foraged wild blackberry sage shrub is cooling, sweet, with subtle earthy herbal overtones — perfect for summer beverages! Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegar, would seem to be the lasted hipster trend.  Actually, though, shrubs were all ole time-y…

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I am an herbalist, farmer, cook, and forager. I get my hands dirty and am not afraid to do things the "hard way". Sharing my Nitty Gritty Life with you! Read More

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