When I think of Thanksgiving, there are a few key foods that I get really excited about. Obviously, there’s turkey, and of course pumpkin pie (I love to eat leftovers for breakfast!). But also at the very top of that list is Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish. I have been making my cranberries this way […]
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As the temperatures get colder, mushrooming season is coming to a close. Making fermented mushrooms is a perfect way to extend the life of your fresh mushrooms, whether foraged or store-bought. Today I am sharing a recipe from Oh Lardy’s Guide to Fermenting Fruits & Vegetables. I think you’ll love it. Making Fermented Mushrooms What […]
It has been an extraordinary year for elderberries here in England! I have a big batch of Elderberry Wine brewing, I’ve made an Elderberry Soda, Elderberry Winter Tonic, and now also a traditional English condiment– Pontack Sauce, aka Elderberry Ketchup. What I love about this sauce is that it doesn’t have any added sugar, it […]
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again– warm weather makes me crave certain flavors. And usually ones that I enjoyed while living in Los Angeles. I have had a lot of hankerings for Mexican / Central American food lately. I was thrilled to find tomatillos at the organic stand at our local market […]
Here’s an easy project. You can use your strawberry stems to make a gorgeous strawberry vinegar. I shared this on facebook yesterday, and it was so popular that I thought I should share it with you here, so it doesn’t get lost. If you are enjoying a bunch of strawberries or making jam, etc., don’t […]
A couple of years ago, I planted a very small, inexpensive sage plant in the corner of one of our raised beds. And it grew. And grew. And grew. And now, I have SAGE. Lots and lots (and lots!) of sage! I keep cutting it back, and it keeps trying to take over our whole […]
Nature is so perfect. Do you think it’s a coincidence that cascades of elderberries have grown ripe just as the season changes to fall– right before cold and flu season? I think not. Now is the time to go out and gather as many of these potent, juicy anti-virals as you can. You can dry […]