-Dan Toot- Let’s talk about Hygge. Translated from Danish it roughly means: a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Folks, I think we’ll need quite a bit of Hygge as we enter this fast-approaching, still-weird Holiday season. Hard to believe we’re already talking about it, but for a homebrewer, thinking about the process of making a beer, it’s practically here! So I’m here to help the homebrewer plan their gift-giving options … [Read more...] about Home(brewing) for the Holidays
-Luis Guerra- Looking for a delicious homemade gift to give your friends and family? This easy to make Coffee Liqueur is a simple and delicious way to show them how much they are loved. Similar to the Popular Kahlua or Tia Maria, this alcoholic coffee drink is simple to make at home with little effort. I’m going to walk you through the process I used in making my last batch of this delicious treat! First, combine ½ Cups of Espresso Coffee Grounds and 3 Cups of water in a Quart Mason … [Read more...] about Homemade Coffee Liqueur
Shopping for people who have interests or hobbies that you’re not familiar with can be stressful. It’s difficult to know what they may already have, what they would want, what products are mere novelties, and what’s really quality. Here at Fifth Season Gardening we’re constantly helping guide folks through this arduous process, and we relish any opportunities to share our knowledge and experience to the benefit of our customers. In that spirit we have put together a collection of items that we … [Read more...] about Gifts for the Homebrewer: Our Top Picks!
-Gabrial House- With holidays right around the corner and a crisper feel in the air I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my favorite holiday beverages on the blog this week. I love sitting around a bonfire with family and friends sipping on a warm glass of properly steeped mulled wine. There are thousands of variations of this recipe, so feel free to add your own personal touches where you see fit. Mulled wine is a heated (never boiled) wine, infused with fruit, spices, … [Read more...] about Festive Mulled Wine
-Annette Morgan- Terrariums were first developed by a happy accident. In 1842, botanist Nathaniel Ward was observing insect behavior when he mistakenly left the lid off of a jar. A tiny fern spore germinated in his jar and created the first terrarium, which also came to be known as a Wardian case. There are two types of terrarias classification, closed and open. A completely closed terrarium will develop its own water cycle system via condensation. This mini greenhouse will stay moist and … [Read more...] about Terrarium Tutorial – Build a World!