Pickling Naturally : Pink Pickled Radishes with Peppers

Pickling Naturally : Pink Pickled Radishes with Peppers
Spring brings fresh inspiration to familiar seasonal produce namely....some of my favorites, red radishes.  This lacto-fermented recipe for Pickling Naturally : Pink Pickled Radishes with Peppers was created out of anticipation for a new gardening season, where we will reap beautiful bunches of homegrown radishes.  In this vibrant ferment, the radishes are paired with veggies in the same color scheme ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil

Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil
I know some of you have been eagerly waiting for this recipe!  The process of Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil tempers beets natural sweetness, adds a pungent flavor enhanced by spices, herbs and natural earthiness.  We've been diving into these jars enjoying the mix of complex flavors that blend so beautifully together. Who would've guessed we'd ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

A few tips about pickling… * Use unblemished, cleaned organically grown vegetables. Trim off soft and discolored spots. * Use unrefined sea salt or Kosher salt.  Refined table salt has additives and is too fine and can turn out a saltier pickle. * The chlorine in water can inhibit good bacteria from forming, that’s why filtered water is recommended. * … Read More

Dill Pickled Radishes

Dill Pickled Radishes
Our garden is in full swing right now.   In fact it seems everything is coming to maturity faster than ever.  This morning I was surprised to find our first squash blossom and it's not even July yet!  The green beans are flowering, leafy greens are everywhere, and we've already done 3 rounds of radishes.  We've planted a variety of ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Cucumber Dill Pickles

Cucumber Dill Pickles
After taking a minor detour to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, we are back on track with preserving the summer's harvest.  That was quite a treat and I must say that I'm glad that pie can sit in the freezer, out of sight, until company comes so we can share it! Are your cucumbers coming on fast and in multiples?  Do ... Read More

Whole Bowl Knockoff : The Winter Lunchbox

Whole Bowl Knockoff

Eating healthier seems to be on everyone’s New Year’s resolution list.  That could be a challenge especially if you’re in the habit of brown bagging and you have a gluten and dairy intolerance.  There are great lunch options beyond meat and cheese sandwiches.  Homemade soups, salads, hummus and gluten free crackers and these meal in a bowl concoctions provide plant … Read More

Herbed Green Bean & Summer Squash Salad

Herbed Green Bean & Summer Squash Salad

Our garden has been hard to keep up with this summer.  Especially since we’ve been visiting grand kids all over the country.  We returned home to abundant produce.   With fresh inspiration, I whipped up a refreshing farm to fork salad recipe to share with you. We journeyed to Nashville, where we celebrated our grand-daughter Haven’s second birthday! We hand … Read More

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

Our kohlrabi came up beautifully again.  That’s 2 years in a row now and both times we planted from seed. They make delicious lacto-fermented pickles! We love lacto-fermented veggies!  It’s a great way to preserve the harvest while increasing the nutritional benefits from fresh garden produce.  The natural fermentation process allows the development of beneficial bacteria and creates a live … Read More

Pickling Naturally : Simple Cauliflower Carrot Dill Pickles

Cauliflower Carrot Dill Pickles

These pickles are some of our favorite lacto-fermented veggies.  Lacto-fermented vegetables provide a viable source of probiotics (at a cost well below most supplements) to heal and maintain a healthy gut. These crispy, sour, salty vegetables are highly addicting and an easy, economical way to maintain a healthy gut. As garden season begins in the northwest, we are planning on … Read More

Grilled Tofu “Reuben” Sandwich

Grilled Tofu "Reuben" Sandwich

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I have things to post but have not had time to blog. Oh well. Such is life! I enjoyed teaching the Whole Meal Salads and Artisan Gluten Free Bread class yesterday. With 14 in attendance there was a lot of fun to be had. Thank you to all of you wonderful people … Read More