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

Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles
Making Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles is what you do when you've done everything you can possibly do with your bumper crops of kohlrabi and beets and want to extend their season. I finally got around to pickling spiralized veggies with awesome results! But if you don't own a spiralizer, no worries.  Just chop the veggies in small pieces. ... 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

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Brand new – a Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class! More people want to get more veggies on their plate and they want to know HOW.  It’s been said again and again; eat your vegetables.  Learning how to prepare a variety of veggies with 4 easy sauces that compliment them, is what this class is all about. The cooking and … 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

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad

Year after year we plant radishes that are either too pungent or too woody or too wormy….this year we discovered Breakfast Radish seeds and they are everything the other radishes were not. Tender, mild and even into maturity, pest resistant! We love radishes for being the first to pop through the soil and are ready to eat before anything else … Read More