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Posts Tagged ‘wine’

Recipe: Country Elderberry Wine

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There’s really nothing better than sitting down after a long day with a glass of wine and the sun setting in the distance. Unless of course you foraged for the berries for said wine, crushed them by hand, added in some sugar, water, and citric acid, bottled it up, and waited six months before you…

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In Search of Wild Yeast

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Since the dawn of humanity, people have enjoyed a deep relationship with yeasts. You may not realize it, but yeast spores are present everywhere. They’re in the air we breathe; in plants, flowers, fruits, and soil; and even on our skin. And, perhaps more importantly, yeast is a key ingredient used in making alcoholic drinks. More…

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The Foraging Brewer: California Sagebrush Beer

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Hyperlocal brewing, making concoctions only out of the ingredients available in your immediate environment, is a fun way to become more familiar with your surroundings and the possibilities within them. According to wildcrafting author Pascal Baudar, “the number of possible ingredients you can use is mind boggling.”  And the end results can be so rewarding! The…

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ASK THE EXPERTS: Growing Organic Grapes in Ottawa (Plus, Video)

Every now and then, we at ChelseaGreen.com will get a question from a reader that, well, just stumps us. We’ll dissect the head-scratcher, research, debate, and finally, just before full-blown panic and its inevitable counterpart, violence, set in, one of us will step back from the abyss and remember that we can just contact one…

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Simran Sethi's Life Cycle: Green Wine

No, we’re not talking about Romulan ale (you nerd!). …and anyway, everyone knows Romulan ale is blue. Ahem…. In this article for the Huffington Post, Chelsea Green author Simran Sethi (Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy) and Sarah Smarsh continue their Life Cycle series, which looks at “the environmental impacts of everyday things.” You may…

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