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March 2017

Shrubbery

Last month kind of took it out of me.  This month we just made a shrub. But we documented the shit out of it.

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We used the Serious Eats cold pressed shrub recipe. The beginnings of macerated raspberries. Left it in the fridge for a few days.

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Used our conical strainer to get rid of the seeds.

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Oh, and we used Mexican raspberries. Let's see how much longer we'll get to import these delicious things. America is already great, people. Don't let anyone tell you anything else. 

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We tried a few different vinegars; red wine, apple cider, champagne, white wine... Ended up with the TJ red wine vinegar. And we found the bottles at IKEA. Of course. Because IKEA has everything. 

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One of my co-workers who is an ex-chef, got excited when I was telling him about the March Challenge. He was going on about mint, and sassafras root, and ginger, so many cool ways to make shrubs, and I realized ours is basically Shrubbery 101, and his ideas were graduate level classes. It was a cool challenge, but our efforts were kind of C-. However, we finished. And this month, that felt like good enough.