I was never a huge fan of radishes. They add a bit of a punch and crunch to a salad. They are pretty good thinly sliced with cucumbers and tossed an asian flavored vinegarette as a garnish. But for a normal meal, that's what, 2, maybe 4 radishes. The bunches at the store were always waaaay more… Continue reading Radishes. Not just for salads anymore!
I've been experimenting with lactic acid fermentation for a couple years now. I've always enjoyed anything salty and sour, but always thought pickling was responsible for all of it, and that 'pickled' things were just a yummy treat for the senses and the mouth. It wasn't until I went on antibiotic therapy for my Lyme… Continue reading Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut
Imagine you live at some point in the past in which you didn't have electricity, refrigeration, or grocery stores as we know them today. When fresh foods were the things you picked out of your own growing plot or found in the wild around you. Right about now (depending on where you live) you'd probably… Continue reading Spring Tonics
Frosty and cold, but there are still food-stuffs out there! It's the middle of winter here in my neck of the woods, and while the weather has been kind here and there, I've been fairly reluctant to go out and do any real foraging in the cold rain and snow. Admittedly, there isn't a whole… Continue reading Forage Friday: Why, What, and How
Ghee (pronounced like the thing karate guys wear, not like gee-whiz) is basically liquid gold in my house. Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe you've experienced it in all its glory. Maybe you're still trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Whatever you're current state, I'm about to give you the low-down on what… Continue reading Ghee: the what, the why, and the how
This time last year, my (then) 12 year old daughter and I threw this baby together in an afternoon. Seriously, it was that easy. A year later it's still sturdy as it every was and is working out great for another sitting-'round-the-fire season. The hardest part was the two trips (probably should have been three… Continue reading Baby, it’s gettin’ cold outside…we need fire! (EASY firepit/grill instructions)
There are so many things you can do with lemons! (Other than simply chucking them at whoever brought the proverbial lemons into your life...) I love lemons. They're bright and cheery, they're tart and tangy, and they are oh, so versatile! Food, drink, cleaning, deodorizing, whitening, lightening, refreshing, thickening...what can't you do with lemons? So… Continue reading When life give you lemons, use them!
Sardines. For the average American, I've noticed that the thought of sardines doesn't illicit any oohs or ahhs, and generally doesn't incite any major cravings for this little fishy fish. But I challenge all notions and prejudgments of these little bundles of wonderful. Hear me out. The Why Nutrition Sardines really are one of those "nutritional powerhouse" foods.… Continue reading Beginning to love sardines, the why and the how
Fall is here, and the cooler weather is creeping in. But we are still being blessed with a warm, sunny day here and there, which is working out wonderfully for all those end of the growing season chores that need done. A little sweat, a little vitamin D, a little git-er-done is good for the… Continue reading Big ole bowl of energy
This season, my sweetheart did his own experimental garden plot. He was inspired by an article in The Old Farmer's Almanac which featured curious crops from around the world. His line up was (I apologize for such few pictures, but google...): Golden Eggplant: tiny members of the eggplant family, which start of white and mature to… Continue reading Try something new today