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

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Freezer Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce
I'm in denial that fall weather has arrived here in the northwest, despite the calendar. Boo.  At some point a miracle takes place deep inside me where fall has found a place in my heart once again, and I can let go of the long lazy days of summer.  At this writing, that hasn't happened yet.  Putting food up for ... 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

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup
When we first got married, 40 years ago, putting food up was a point of contention between us.  Hubs grew up on a small farm, building barns and driving a tractor.  His families "normal" was to go out to the chicken coop and garden to get dinner and fill the pantry up with home-grown canned goods.  I grew up on ... 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

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup, dairy and gluten-free, happens to be a perfect match for these these cold dreary days of winter. Our bumper crop of tomatoes from last summers garden came in handy for this recipe.  After putting up many quarts of Garden Vegetable Soup and marinara sauce in the freezer for winter meals, we still had tomatoes galore that ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut

Beet Kraut
We grew some humongous cabbages this year.  Approximately 50 pounds in all, about 10 - 12 inches in diameter. Traditional sauerkraut, 13 quarts to be exact, was brewed in a big crock. We still  have cabbages sitting in cold storage waiting their turn to be transformed into something healthy and delicious.  This recipe for Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut puts ... 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

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread
We are picking zucchini and summer squash EVERYDAY and and have much to share.  It would be a shame if I didn't put some of it up into moist and sweet zucchini bread to enjoy now and later.  It's perfect to have ready for drop in family and friends, for those grands who walk in the door asking for a ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Kraut

Kohlrabi Kraut
Our garden is in high achiever mode.  I'm trying to keep up with it without letting it crash my summer.  After inviting family and friends to come pick and putting up food for winter, the question remains...what to do with these kohlrabi? A generous supply of these Kohlrabi Pickles are already brewed and refrigerated for eating.  The green beans also ... Read More