How do you celebrate your birthday? For me, it varies from year to year, but there’s never been a year without dessert. I’ve always been a pie over cake kinda’ girl and have often asked for pie for my birthday. But when I was a child, first my grandmother and then my mom would make the most amazing cake I’ve ever had – Poppy Seed Cake.Continue Reading
When a new book arrives in the mail, it better not be time to make dinner. ‘Cause dinner will definitely be late and my nose will be in that book. This was doubly true when The New Wildcrafted Cuisine by Pascal Baudar arrived a few weeks ago.
This book is beautiful. This book is inspiring!
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I don’t grow lemon balm in my garden, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get to enjoy it’s lemony goodness. I found a really nice patch growing wild along a trail while out walking one day. So I can harvest enough for lemon balm iced tea just about any time I like.Continue Reading
One of the delights of spring is rhubarb, right? We would harvest a stalk or two from a neighbor’s yard as children, sprinkle it with sugar, and nibble away. The combination of sweet and tart was a treat for our tastebuds.
We have a large, healthy patch of rhubarb. A friend kept asking me last year why I never harvest my rhubarb. Are you kidding? I take and take and it just keeps giving and giving.Continue Reading
The first time I made mayonnaise was close to 40 years ago and it was anything but easy. I whisked it by hand. It turned out fine, but the effort involved was over-the-top. That’s why I’m so glad I’ve found a way to make an easy, homemade mayonnaise that’s super delicious, and full of quality nutrient-dense ingredients.Continue Reading
Eat the Flowers
It’s dandelion season! Most people disparage dandelion in their lawn, but there are a number of us who celebrate it. The flowers, leaves and roots are all edible, and perfect for Dandelion Flower Fritters and other wonderful treats.