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The Best Brown Butter Caramel Apple Pie

caramel brown butter apple pie recipe from scratch

This is the only apple pie recipe you will ever need, and I would confidently call this the best apple pie recipe this side of heaven. Crisp-tart apples, brown butter, and the richest smoky, salty, nutty caramel. The “secret ingredients” are in the caramel: miso and lapsang souchong tea. If you don’t have lapsang or can’t find it, you can skip it and you will still have the finest pie. And you could always replace the miso with some salt but you’d be missing out on that wonderful umami. I highly recommend seeking out the tea for its intense smoky flavor, and trying the dollop of miso—they make this a very special pie. It is fall in a pie plate, the star of the holiday table be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, and an heirloom recipe you’ll want to pass down. 


Natural Remedies for the Cold and Flu + Zippy Fire Cider Recipe

Natural Cold and Flu Remedies with a Zippy Fire Cider Recipe to Promote Immunity on Local Milk Blog with Beth Kirby and Guest Poster Lauren Haynes from Wooden Spoon Herbs

Hello, hello! It’s your devoted herbalist Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs. Today we’re chatting about immunity, as we’re in the midst of cold weather season in the northern hemisphere (though southern hemisphere friends can take heed as well)! I’ve also got a recipe for what I’m calling Zippy Cider. It’s my riff on the classic Fire Cider that has a long-standing reputation for stopping a cold in its tracks!


The Guide to Designing A Slow-Living Inspired Home

How to Design A Slow-Living Inspired Home from Ingredients LDN, guest poster on Local Milk Blog by Beth Kirby

Hello! I’m Nina, and I am the founder of online homewares store INGREDIENTS LDN. We offer a selection of soulful objects made of natural materials for people with a thoughtful approach to homemaking. 

I am grateful to be able to share a few thoughts that present our philosophy on homemaking and offer some my guide and inspiration for designing a slow-living inspired home. 


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