Bring on the Heat

One unexpected way to preserve the results of your summer gardening bliss, is by making seasoned salts. As we are a house that loves all things spicy, I whipped up this batch of chili salt this morning in 5 minutes. I had two last hot peppers on an indoor plant that were starting to look,…

Dry January? Enter the Shrub…

*sigh* Peppered Cherry & Ginger Shrub 4 cups pitted cherry mixture (part sour and sweet…fresh or frozen…. your choice) 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup water 5 thick strips of orange rind 1 tbsp black peppercorns 2inch block of fresh ginger cut into matchsticks 1 cup of raw ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Instructions: Place first…

Simplicity in a Radish Recipe

Lessons in life come in many forms. This one is in a quick pickle recipe. Spiced Quick Pickled Radish (makes 1 qt swing top jar) combine first 6 ingredients in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Heat and stir until all sugar has dissolved. remove from heat and set aside. thinly slice radishes and…

Understanding the right tools to use: Breadmaking

With so many products out there in the marketplace, alongside my ReClaiming project for 2021, I thought I would also reevaluate the tools that are applicable to the recipes I post. Bright idea? I hope! Most of us have SO much tucked away in the kitchen that, truthfully, we forget about most of it… (C’mon,…

Keeping it Simple: Make it yourself

Want to bake bread? Overwhelmed by how ‘intense’ it seems? Welcome to the introductory recipe that will get you over that hump. The Master (adjusted for a single large boule) 1 1/2 cups warm water (I used approx 100-102 degree tap) 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast 3/4 tbsp coarse kosher salt (next time I will…