Muscadine Grape Sorbet

We started by walking the road that wound back into 'the woods', but really led to a clearing I didn't know was there yet. As we walked, we chatted (and tasted) about wood sorrel and chainy briar and kudzu. We dodged fire ants (a watch-where-you-walk skill I didn't really have, honestly, till my stint in Georgia). We debated if mushrooms were edible or likely to kill. We picked wild persimmons and black walnuts and then put on boots to trek through the forest - over logs and through very shallow streams. It wasn't until I was reminded to watch out for copperheads that I realized I might be way in over my head here.

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

When I was in high school, I was kind of lame. Truly. I didn't get into any of the trouble depicted in high school movies. There were no whirlwind teen romances, no ragers that ended with angry parents or the police called, no sneaking out late at night after mom and dad went to bed. None of it. Instead, our little gaggle of high school gals would head into the city, find a bakery, and eat some cupcakes. Or rent a movie. Or watch whatever Real Housewives franchise was currently on tv after cooking dinner and baking something ourselves (you know, when we were on a budget).

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