Digby’s Spiced Apple Cider

¬†Thoughts: This recipe is loosely based on a direct recipe from Digby. In what I now believe was a misreading of the original, I decided to try what I thought was a spiced cider. The fact that there was no list of ingredients for a hippocras in Digby ought to have tipped me off, but…

Cooking: Kvass Crackers

Thoughts: They’re actually pretty good! They are a smidge chewy fresh from the oven, with a more muted rye flavor than the bread from which it started. They’re excellent with a bit of sharp, hard cheese, washed down with a bit of beer. They turn quite hard by the next day, but could easily be…

Ginger Wine, round 1

Thoughts: The color is nearly clear, crystaline by homebrewed fruit wine standards, with just the slightest tint of yellow-green. It has a sort of sharp acidity on the first taste, followed by a bit of ginger flavor. I couldn’t quite pin the oddly familiar set of flavors, but then it hit me. It tastes like…