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Strawberry Melonball MIPA: A First Attempt Combining Fruit & Lactose

A trip to Portland, Maine in February 2019 reminded us that there is still some fun to be had with even with the most familiar styles of beer. Strawberry Melonball is our first attempt at the milkshake style as well as working with whole fruits, and after some unexpected delays we...

Tasting Mead and Melomel: Patience pays off

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this brewing experience, Rick and I showed you how to make mead and how to add fruit juice to create a melomel from the same base. Now, after months of patiently waiting, it’s finally time to taste them! This week we’re joined...

Cream Scones: A quick savory or sweet treat

Whether I’m having a friend over for coffee or trying to figure out a last-minute addition to a potluck supper, these scones are a quick and delicious treat on their own, or with a meal. If you do not eat gluten there are many gluten-free mixes on the market...

Relocating Bees: our friends attempt to re-home a swarm.

Bees are amazing creatures, and we’ve all heard about how vital they are to the wild ecosystem, and to our ability to produce food crops. While Rick and I aren’t keen to raise our own bees we do plant and encourage many types of flowers on our property, to...

How to overdye a piece of clothing: tips for success

Sometimes, we end up owning a piece of clothing that we like the fit of, but we’re not happy with the color. Or, perhaps it’s something that’s hard to match in an outfit. With some inexpensive materials you can overdye fabrics in natural materials (wool, silk, linen, and cotton)...

Photo HOPortunity – American Pale Ale

This week, we’re tasting and sharing the recipe for Rick’s latest brew. For those who would like to brew this beer it is available below, as well as on Brewer’s Friend. This was the first beer done on the new 1800W induction burner in our dedicated brewing space in...

Knitwear Design: why, and how, I develop my own patterns

In the past few years, I’ve noticed that I began modifying the patterns I was knitting more and more. Then I wrote out a pattern from scratch because I couldn’t find one that fit my needs at the time. Though I still consider myself a novice designer (I’ve had...

Inner Harbor pattern, Maryland Sheep & Wool preview 2019

As preparations for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival continue here at GHC headquarters, we reveal a few more items that we’ve been working on behind the scenes, including project bags and Sarah’s latest knitwear design. The Inner Harbor shawl pattern was inspired by the saturated tones of Neighborhood...

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