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*
This kraut is super simple to make, even for someone just beginning to experiment with fermenting. It is my new favorite ferment! As soon as I put a batch in the fridge I start a new jar to assure I will never run out. I am sure it would be great on sandwiches or salads … Continue reading lemon*ginger kraut
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!
I recently dabbled in spicy mustard making. It is ridiculously easy and so, so good! The process involves seasoning and soaking the mustard seeds then blending it all up. Simple! First you will need mustard seeds. I used organic brown seeds but you can also try yellow mustard or a brown and yellow blend. Next … Continue reading making mustard*
I successfully made a sourdough starter a few weeks ago. I have stirred it daily and fed it weekly. I lovingly clean it’s jar twice a week and change the organic cotton cover whenever needed. It kinda-sorta sounds like caring for a little pet, right? I tried baking bread with my meticulously maintained starter but it did not … Continue reading sourdough*not just another farmette pet