This is one of those concoctions that turns out differently each time I make it, depending on what I have on hand. I almost always use basil and add lots of garlic or garlic scapes when they are in season. Nettles are one of my favorite additions – I use dried nettles and hydrate them … Continue reading medicinal herbal pesto*
Who has a bumper crop of these beauties popping up all over their yard? Quick, before they go to seed get out there and pick as many of them as you can and make jelly with them! I sent my kids to collect them and paid them each $1 for their efforts. If you are … Continue reading dandelion jelly*
I wrote up and shared a crock pot yogurt tutorial a couple years ago – I have made a whole lot of yogurt since then and tried out just as many techniques in doing so. I have decided that the crock pot method is indeed my favorite. These days I am using fresh, raw milk … Continue reading raw milk*crock pot yogurt
Every Summer I line the sunny window sills in my kitchen with herbal extracts and oils. I affectionately call them ‘solar infusions’. This year I grew copious amounts of mint and chocolate mint (yum!). I used a lot of it in baked treats and tea blends. I also made lovely extracts with vodka and slightly … Continue reading raw chocolate mint ice cream*and chocolate mint extract too!
Making fresh butter is quick, easy and so rewarding! And it tastes, oh my goodness, like a little bit of heaven. We get two gallons of raw jersey cow milk every week. I ladle the cream off the top – I get approximately 2-3 cups of cream per gallon. You can also use pasteurized cream … Continue reading making fresh butter*
Look at the amazing items that showed up at our local food swap yesterday! And this is just a small sample of what was swapped. Have I mentioned that these gatherings just get better and better? These beautiful images were captured by the talented Brittany Hobbs – you may remember her from this breastfeeding photo … Continue reading real food swap*
Did you all try the fresh mozzarella yet? So easy and so delicious, right? But, now you have that 1/2 gallon of whey left over that I told you not to throw out… As promised here are my favorite ways to use it up! Freeze it! Simple! Pour it into ice cube trays or even … Continue reading what to do with all that whey*