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Homemade Blackberry Wine

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on September 11th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  21 Comments

I made blackberry wine! It took two months to get it ready to bottle. Two months of sanitizing things, smashing berries, measuring sugar levels with a hydrometer, watching yeast bubble, stirring, adding mysterious ingredients, siphoning, and wondering if I was doing everything right. It was all very science-y. I bottled my wine earlier this week, and […]

Pie Crust from Scratch

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 28th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , ,  •  8 Comments

Today I made my rhubarb pie recipe, and for the first time I made pie crust from scratch. I’ll admit it was kind of a pain in the butt, but it tasted much better than the store bought pie crusts I normally use! This is what Oliver looks like when he is scheming. Flaky Butter […]

Cookbook: Fresh & Fast Vegetarian

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 25th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , ,  •  6 Comments

Usually when I flip through a cookbook there are only a handful of recipes that seem appealing to me, but I added Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons to my collection a while back, and it has gradually become my most used cookbook. Almost all the recipes sound delicious, so it’s hard to decide which […]

Homemade Pickles

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 10th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , , ,  •  7 Comments

I made pickles last week! I think homemade pickles are so pretty floating around in their jars with all that dill. Don’t you? I followed this simple refrigerator dill pickle recipe, but I had to wing it a bit on the measurements. The recipe doesn’t go into much detail about things like how the heck you […]

Hokey Pokey

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on April 29th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , , ,  •  13 Comments

When Daniel and I visited New Zealand a while back, we got hooked on Hokey Pokey. (If you’ve never had it, imagine the crunchy but fluffy texture of Lucky Charms’ marshmallows combined with the richness of caramel—except way better than that sounds.) As we road-tripped around NZ we ate all the chocolate covered Hokey Pokey we […]


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