Cherry Jubilee Week: Bourbon Cherries and Manhattan Floats

by Chris Gardner

created at: 2009-08-16

Check out Part I: Easy Cherry Syrup and a Sparkling Cherry Cooler and Part II: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream.

With basic canned cherries accomplished, I thought it might be fun to try a twist on preserving the rest of the cherries. I'd seen 'bourbon cherries' in gourmet shops...fresh whole cherries swimming in bourbon, adding that smoky oakiness to the cherries, and the cherries giving their sweetness to the bourbon. Here's...

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Utah Silo House

by DIY Maven

monte silo house 1 Modern Monte Silo House in Utah

For those city folks who don't know what a silo is, it's a large, usually cylindrical structure used to store silage. What's silage? Stuff ruminators eat. What are ruminators? I'll let you chew on that for a while. However, this particular silo serves a different purpose altogether.

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Cherry Jubilee Week: Canned Fresh Cherries, Perfect Over Ice Cream

by Chris Gardner

Check out Part I: Easy Cherry Syrup and a Sparkling Cherry Cooler.

created at: 2009-08-16

So....with more than five pounds of cherries left from syrup making, I realized I was gonna have to get these dudes processable so that, come winter time, I'd be to able use them in a variety of ways. Creating pie filling for freezing was an option, as well as just throwing the cherries whole into the freezer, but I wanted to be able to keep them versatile for whatever...

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How To: Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash.

by Chris Gardner

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Whether your produce is treated or straight from your own organic-method backyard, it's always wise to wash it before consuming. If commercial, washing will remove any chemicals, waxes, or supplements, and if natural, it can help rid your goodies of dirt or insects. A quick spray 'wash' helps save water, plus "most chemicals used on produce won't be washed off with a simple application of water—if they were, they wouldn't be very effective in...

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Painter's Tape Business Card

by DIY Maven

Tear Off Business Card

This business card from AGRIE Paint Services is actually painted over. To reveal the contact information, you must pull off the painter's tape. Clever, huh? How the tape doesn't damage the surface underneath, I'm not sure. A guess....the 'tape' isn't sticky, and the paint itself is holding it in place....?

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