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Fermented Rosehip Soda

It’s a great time of year to collect rosehips.  They are all over the place here in England, where my family is living at the moment.  Rosehips are popular wild sources of vitamin C, have numerous herbal benefits, and they have a really nice flavor. The problem is that they can be a bit hard […]

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Homebrewing

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Talking About Fermentation

Hey there!  I wanted to let you know that I had the chance to do something fun and unusual this week.  I was a guest on The Fermentation Podcast.  I really enjoyed chatting with Paul about fermented foods in the Philippines, my favorite ways to make all kinds of fermented drinks, and my best advice […]

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Homebrewing

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Quick & Easy Plum Wine

If you could describe the essence of this summer for you, what would it look like?  For me this year, it’s drinking plum wine at the beach. We picked some wild plums last month, and quickly turned them into an easy wine.  And on every sunny evening available to us, we have been packing up […]

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Homebrewing

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Super Quick!)

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 […]

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Condiments & Sauces

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Turmeric Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are one the those wonderful foods that you can create all sorts of deliciousness with. I love them steamed, boiled, fried (in beef tallow!) and sauteed. And what I really love to make with them is turmeric roasted potatoes– which includes steaming and roasting.  And butter.  This is a family favorite, and although it […]

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Sides

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Simple Medicine: Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

It will probably not surprise you much to learn that I don’t like taking medicine.  While I’m thankful for the availability of strong medicine when it’s needed, I prefer to go with natural methods.  Nature provides so much of the medicine we need, and I like to use what’s right under my nose (and feet, […]

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Health

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What to Do With Stinging Nettles

The appearance of stinging nettles in my neighborhood is exciting, because it marks the beginning of the foraging season!  Last year, spring came in so late that we were desperate enough to go collect nettles that had just barely broken out of the frozen ground.  We brewed beer with them and found some fun ways […]

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Foraging