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Anna Langthorn

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Making homemade mayonnaise is super easy and the science is super interesting. Egg yolks and mustard contain emulsifying agents. Check out this Wikipedia article to learn more about what that means. For eggs, it has to do with the protein in the yolks. We decided to experiment with using duck eggs instead of chicken eggs because they have a higher fat and protein content than chicken eggs. Our experiment was…

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Mead

Oyster Stout Mead Bochet Recipe

Have you ever heard of an oyster stout? How about an oyster stout mead? This brewing style appeared about a hundred years ago and has flowed in and out of favor ever since. Similar shellfish and fish bladder additions extend back through history. Rich, chocolatey malt and caramel flavors compliment the iodine brine of the oysters. For this recipe, we went down to the Asian supermarket, got some oysters, and…

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Wine

Garbage Frozen Fruit Wine “Recipe”

It’s that time of year.  The freezer is full of fruit.  You really did intend to start living that fruit smoothie life, but then… Starbucks and Poptarts got back in the way.  So now you’ve got chunked mango, Thanksgiving cranberries, and carrots? Are those shredded carrots?  You can’t eat it all.  Freezer burn is just on the horizon.  And the cell walls of all that fruit are completely obliterated so…

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Boozy Beverages

Coquito – Our Take on Puerto Rican Egg Nog

Coquito is a Puerto Rican take on eggnog. Due to shelf stability and availability, most coquito recipes use canned milk like evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk.  This recipe, adapted from our traditional eggnog recipe, uses fresh milk and powdered sugar instead. For the coconut components, we use two unsweetened canned ingredients: coconut cream and coconut milk. Unlike a typical eggnog recipe, this recipe uses no egg whites. The cinnamon extract can…

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Boozy Beverages

Homemade Eggnog – Aged for 6 weeks!

Eggnog is often sort of just… gross. Grocery store nog is gooped up with thickeners and artificially colored until it’s more mustardy than the yellow you’d expect from eggs blended with ten times their weight in dairy. Liquor store nog tastes like canned milk — and the booze is either over-the-top or not enough to be worth the price tag. Try this recipe for a nog you can be proud…

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Mead

Blueberry Melomel Mead – Fruity, floral, & creamy.

We concocted this recipe largely on-the-fly.  For years, BC knew he wanted to brew a strong, fruit-forward blueberry wine.  But when the idea of a floral and creamy mead entered his mind, this recipe came together. And thus, a blueberry melomel was crafted. The recipe begins with cold-soaking the blueberries with pectic enzyme to break down their cell walls and release more color and tannin into the must. Then we fermented…

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