Three Things Thursday: Pickled Raisins, Wine Salt and Nettle Beer

Once again it's Three Things Thursday, where I highlight three things that ran on the site recently that inspired, intrigued or impressed me. Here's this week's picks:

Pickled Golden Raisins
Pickled Golden Raisins
These sweet-tart gems are a spectacular addition to roasted and stewed meats, especially lamb. Stud your basmati with them and a few buttery toasted almonds; your rice just got an upgrade thanks to SuperFancy Chef.
How to Make Wine Salt (and Why)
How to Make Wine Salt (and Why)
A super-easy preserve that adds a shocking color while also adding an amazing flavor to your pantry. One of the thrills of DIY (to wellpreserved) is the ability to make relatively uncommon yet awesome ingredients. This is such an example.
Wild Nettles Beer
Wild Nettles Beer
This is how And Here We Are... made a really tasty wild nettles beer with foraged stinging nettles and a wild culture. It was pretty simple, and came out like a nice IPA!
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