honey wildflower

Amber honey so labelled when beekeepers aren’t sure what their bees have been harvesting. Richer flavor than orange blossom but lighter than mesquite, much lighter than buckwheat. Generally easily available and less expensive.

Apricot Cardamom Cordial

Apricot Cardamom Cordial

I really like cardamom, and it seemed to be a good match for apricots.  I took this to Interkingdom Brewing Competition at Pennsic, where it did well.  This is my competition documentation.  Now I know there’s a spice called Grains of Paradise, and that I can purchase it under that […]

Mead: King Arthur's Own

Mead: King Arthur’s Own

This is another recipe from the gotmead.com site, which if you make meads you should probably know about.  It’s very pleasant, and with enough malt that I’d call it a braggot, even though F.H. who posted it calls it a melomel (I truly don’t know why).  When the author mentions it “won […]

Buckwheat Oatmeal Braggot

Buckwheat Oatmeal Braggot

Much to my regret, I didn’t save the email or the list link I got this from.  For those who like the richer flavors of buckwheat honey, this is a very nice recipe indeed!  Whoever and wherever you are, Sasper, thank you.  Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  […]

Spiced Honey Walnut Cordial

Spiced Honey Walnut Cordial

What to do with a lot of brandy-soaked toasted English walnuts?  Let’s see…make butter brickle candy and coat it with dark chocolate, that’s what! Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  What did you think? The Recipe The recipe is completely and utterly modern. The ingredients all existed over […]

Autumn Spice Braggot

Autumn Spice Braggot

Not my recipe, but a darn good one.  Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  What did you do differently? Please let me know what you thought! 6.5 lb wildflower honey 2 lb Briess 2-row malt 3 lb amber malt extract ½ lb 120L Crystal malt ¼ lb peppercorns […]