When I was a kid, I always preferred the smooth, canned cranberry sauce. My mom often made a homemade cranberry relish gelatin, but it wasn’t until I was a bit older that I really began to appreciate it. She always included nuts and thinly sliced celery and it had the most wonderful crunch.Continue Reading
Why Make Your Own Extracts
Good quality extracts can make such a difference in cooking! Baking sugar cookies? Vanilla is wonderful, but add some almond extract and now you really have a special treat. Or a touch of orange extract in the frosting on a chocolate cake. Oh, my!Continue Reading
Why Soak Granola
I love granola. I’ve been known to eat it for dinner.
I used to make the stuff by the gallon. But that love affair ended a while back because, after reading the book Nourishing Traditions I knew I didn’t want to eat grains that weren’t properly prepared. And the oats in granola were definitely not soaked or fermented. Which is why granola can be so hard to digest.Continue Reading
I’m fairly new to kohlrabi. I don’t know what took me so long to start growing this brassica, because I love it! Kohlrabi reminds me of the stem of broccoli, only crisper, more refreshing, and a bit milder. I used a recent harvest of kohlrabi to make slaw, and based it on It’s a Keeper’s recipe for Broccoli Slaw. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this!
After a long, hard winter it’s so wonderful to be rewarded with the foods of spring. And nothing says spring quite like rhubarb! I really wanted to find a few new ways to use my rhubarb this year. I have rhubarb wine brewing, and when we were at our cottage at the lake for Memorial Day weekend someone mentioned roasting rhubarb and adding it to salad. Ah! Why hadn’t I thought of that.Continue Reading
We recently enjoyed an amazing evening of slow food in an 1831 stone farmhouse. Old Tioga Farm is a farm-to-table restaurant. Our first of five courses was a frittata with spinach and goat cheese. So, after coming home from foraging today for ramps and garlic mustard, I knew what I wanted to make myself for lunch – an individual Ramp and Garlic Mustard Frittata.Continue Reading