All posts tagged: homemade


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beverages / fruit / In the Bar / In the Kitchen / liqueurs

I always have a citrus-cello project in the works. It is the final resting place for all the excess citrus…we grow and gather. Limoncello is an Italian digestivo, that is most popular on the Island of Capri…but can be found all over Italy, and now the States as well. It is a delicious lemon liqueur, and has so many uses beyond drinking. Although making this takes passive time, it’s really easy…and makes a wonderful gift. […]

Pici Pasta

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In the Kitchen / pasta, noodles & rice / Uncategorized

Pici pasta is a favorite of mine. When I see it on a menu, I order it. Pici is in a class of its own. It is fresh and chewy, and incredibly slurpable. Truth be told, I use this dough for my cavatelli as well, because of the chew factor. When I was a kid, my grandparents would arrive on the day summer vacation began, and stay until labor day. Some kids would come back […]

Homemade Fire Starters

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diy / In Our Home / In the Craftroom

I love the chill of winter. The scent of snow and chimney smoke make me swoon. No matter my hurry, a crackling fire shifts me to pause if only briefly. I repurpose simple household items to make these useful goodies. Fire Starters paper egg cartons dryer lint cotton kitchen twine bees wax or leftover candle bits Place the wax/candles in an old can or jar with a wide mouth and place in a saucepan with […]