Get ready for your house to smell like dried peppers! Set the oven to 120F, and then set a timer for Continue reading How To Make Dried Chili Flake
When it comes to great cooking, the one thing that does a million jobs isn’t just the knife, it’s brine, and it isn’t just a curing tool either. Continue reading How To Cook With Brine
How many of you wash your self-grown produce thoroughly before eating it? I’ve eaten dirt knowingly. Not a lot of it, and I know it’s weird, but if you grow something organically, is it even bad for you? Answer: No, if you follow the rules. Anyway, I was asked this question so I figured I’d put something on the blog about it. Continue reading Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?
So you have one or two zucchini vines. How many zukes can you cook into pasta and bread before your interest starts to fade? Continue reading Quick Pickled Zucchini
Decided to make a really nice jar of pickled zucchini! Half of it is store bought, but the other half, I GREW! Yup, these plants are still producing. When you have rich soldier fly compost, anything is possible! Find out what else I’ve been up to (no good, I promise), Continue reading PW Update: Tomatoes, Radishes, Pickled Zucchini. And A Honey Thief
Apparently you can make tea from each of these but I’ve only tried mint. If anyone has experience with Lemon Basil or Bee Balm tea I’d love to hear about it! Continue reading Have you tried Lemon Basil or Bee Balm Tea?
There is an interesting story behind my pumpkins this year. A seed grew out of my compost last year, and two gourds grew from it. One formed almost randomly (did not produce seeds), the other was hand-pollinated by me from a carving pumpkin vine I was given from a local woman who is the admin for the largest social media gardening group in Tucson. Continue reading What’s the Plan? V.2016
The most important thing I have learned is to go strictly by the recipe when you start out. I’m happy to say I’ve learned my lesson! Continue reading Fermentation, Take 2
On this, the National Day of Pickles here in the U.S.A, I’m celebrating by compiling a list of my favorite recipes! A few are even videos! My current favorite food blog is TheKitchn, and the recipe is fantastic. They LOOK delicious (at right) when they are done, and they are spicy from the red pepper flakes, but oh, with a sandwich.. heaven in a jar. … Continue reading 4 of my all-time favorite pickle recipes and videos
I was so wrapped up in the snow I could be starbucks-red-cup-600x800getting for Christmas, that I forgot about Thanksgiving. Starbucks customers are doing the same thing over this red cup. After using one recently, and feeling festive for it, there will be no sympathy coming from me. Continue reading Woops, I missed a holiday. Starbucks Pre-Christmas?