Making Wine or Hard Cider in Canada

I started making fruit wines at home to save money, but it turned out to be a fun hobby as well. You can also customize your wines. I’ve never found a commercial cider that suited my tastes because I find they are too light bodied and sugary for my own tastes. But homemade ciders are […]

A Canadian’s Guide to the Basics of Alcohol Fermentation Equipment

The equipment is pretty basic and affordable, which you can get either online or at a home brew store. Here’s the list: Sanitizer: You can go about sanitizing your equipment a few ways. One old standard is diluted bleach. Bleach is basically a stabilized version of chlorine. There are other brew-specific chlorine-based sanitizers like Diversol, […]

A Canadian’s Guide to the Basics of Alcohol Fermentation and Booze Making

My goal here is to lay the groundwork for any basic fruit-based alcohol fermentation that you may want to do at home. I know I was overwhelmed when I first started, and I want to make it as simple and direct for you dear reader. The process is simple. Our species has been fermenting sugars […]

Baking Banana Bread in Canada

I have an odd preference for unripe bananas. But even if you prefer your bananas to be ripe, I’m sure you sometimes end up with bananas that are too ripe. These can be saved in the freezer for banana bread. Here’s my recipe. Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas (mashed) 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2 […]