Recipe: Blackberry Liqueur

This is a guest post by my friend and fellow blogger Jenny Lombard, an amazing potter and certified aromatherapist, born and raised in Alaska. Jenny lives in Bremerton, WA with her husband and two cats. In August, Jenny went blackberry picking and made liqueur out of the fruit of her labor. Below is her story.

Remembering Summer with Homemade Blackberry Liqueur

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Amazake – Sweet Sake Drink

Winter has finally arrived in Seattle. On Thursday, we had our first snow of the season.

I suddenly remembered that I still have some sake kasu (sake lees) from our sake brewery visits earlier this year. If you happen to be in Japan late January – February in a sake brewing region, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in a brewery tour. It is really fun as well as educational. We even happened upon a once-a-year brewery gathering and tasting event that day.  I am by no means a drinker, but I had a BLAST! Continue reading “Amazake – Sweet Sake Drink”

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflowers are in season

I first came across elderflower cordial in the kitchen counter of a farmhouse near Škocjan Caves, Slovenia. I didn’t know what to do with it, but the name carried certain warmth and happiness. So when I saw them at my local farmers market last weekend. I decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Elderflower Cordial”