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This recipe is originally from here. The trick to this is using ripe, firm, perfect plums. Inspect everyone for bruises and bad spots before using. This recipe will roughly fill one large 1/2 gallon mason jar double or triple. Slivovitz … Continue reading

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The Irish Flag

So we missed St. Patricks Day this year and as punishment forced ourselves to drink one of these. Then we forced ourselves to do three more. We’re still having fun trying out our new camera phone. To read a more … Continue reading

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Homemade Irish Cream

Once again homemade is so much better than anything on the market to buy. If you make this now it will be ready for a certain Irish holiday. This recipe makes roughly 2.75 liters so have a few empty glass … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter Garden

For those folks who have not already done so, now is the time to plant for anything that needs to overwinter, like garlic and carrots. It is also time to plant for the fall garden here in the south. Anyone … Continue reading

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Cherry Bourbon Old Fashioned

Here is a fun twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail that makes use of some of that fantastic cherry liquor for these. If you did not make the cherries then maybe it is time you did. Cherry Bourbon Old … Continue reading

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Bourbon Cherries

These are really, really strong and yet still taste amazing. The final cherry liquor made from the packing liquid is fantastic added to many cocktails or as a stand alone drink. Use really fresh cherries and a wide-mouth 24-ounce mason … Continue reading

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Basil Blackberry Jam

Here is another blackberry jam recipe. Here is the best cocktail to use it in. As always really ripe, fresh fruit makes the best jam. Go here for how to can. This makes about 6 medium sized jars. Blackberry Jam … Continue reading

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