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Make Your Own Lavender Hydrosol

Now that we know the history of lavender, let’s make something with it! Flower waters, or hydrosols, are made by distilling the volatile oils out of herbs and flowers. On a large scale, this is done with copper stills, but it can also be done on a small scale with supplies that most of us…

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Freshly Harvested Tomato Basil Bisque

If you suddenly have a plethora of ripe and too-ripe tomatoes like I do, you may be wondering what you can make with them besides the delicious but perhaps worn out salads and pastas. What started out for me as a recipe for marinara from fresh tomatoes serendipitously became a culinary adventure into bisque-land. However,…

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