Homemade Soda with Black Pepper & Thyme

I made this homemade soda for myself to explore some of my favorite flavors, to shake up my go-to habits and simply to avoid dehydration because dang, did it get hot this week! I also made it to toast with YOU digitally.

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Black Pepper & Thyme Old Fashioned Cocktail

Saying santé reminds me to take a first sip mindfully, to appreciate the farmers, vintners, or whiskey-makers and all the folks who enabled me to take that sip, to enjoy my meal and restore my spirit.   So to you, my friend, santé! I hope you like this Sgt. Pepper's Old Fashioned as much as I do.

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Thyme & Black Pepper Infused Honey Simple Syrup

Stay tuned, and I'll be sharing recipes to use this honey simple syrup in both a cocktail and a super simple mocktail, so there's something for everyone. You could even use it for a fancy iced latte if you're more of an uppers kind of gal (hi!). 

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Pheasant Confit for a Wintry Gathering

I find so often with the slow, intentional labors of love, the pieces start to fall into place and exceed even my obsessive planning. This gathering centered around a bird. Beyond the decision to confit a bird (a first for me), I felt a different sort of reverence for this bird. I didn't just pick up a plasticized cut of meat from the neon-lit cooler. Our friend waited in the cold (this is one part of hunting I do not understand), hunted this bird, plucked its painterly feathers and [mostly] cleaned it (Josh, you could have been a bit more thorough, but we'll allow it). We foraged winter branches, berries and greens from our dog's happy place, which became a centerpiece backdrop for the pheasant feathers. We set the table, dimmed the lights, and the dining room felt pleasantly small and cozy as it brimmed with friends new and old and laughter.

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