"Another secret to a more exotic and even richer pie is to throw down a layer of semi-sweet choc bits on the crust before you pour in the pecan pie stuff. Or Heath Bar bits! I also use bourbon instead of vanilla and then you can give it a really…"
"Try adding a few tbsp of vinegar to your cold water...or using buttermilk. I use 1/2 lard, 1/2 butter in my recipe and she's right about the bigger chunks. I don't have a food processer so I use my fingers to shmoosh it all in. The…"
"To make your chai tea, did you grind those spices or smash them up or leave whole? I'm a huge fan of winter spice and can hardly get enough of Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice or Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Tea. Would love to make my own. I…"
"Were you soaking them overnight first? Mung beans also need a lot of room...do you have a big enough jar? I use a big gallon wide-mouth jar. Rinse several times a day. How could an alfalfa sprout be bad!!!??? Maybe for specific conditions as noted…"
"Oh, and another note...on the poison ivy, don't burn it--the fumes will irritate your lungs or worse, way worse. I'm grateful that we don't have that noxious weed here in the mountains. But we have something way more…"
"Here in Maine, May is truly May-niacal!!! We've had snow and then 80 degrees, repeatedy!! I have the desire to do small scale farming, but realize that I don't have the where-with-all right this minute, so, instead I'm supporting…"
"Although I am not a stellar gardener, I have all the respect in the world for folks who are and those that take on year-round growing operations in this crazy climate of Western Maine. I am starting to work at being part of the cycle that gets those…"