This year came and went so quickly, and I feel like I’m left stumbling – wondering what happened and still trying to catch up. I finished a book - a beautiful, hold-it-in-your hands and treasure it cookbook, that’s due out next spring from Ten Speed press. And, yes, I’m over the moon with the joy of seeing the farms I visit, the gardens I tend and the recipes I make for my family find their way into a brand new cookbook (preorder it here). We packed our bags and traveled to farms all across Europe. We ate, we drank and we spent time forever feeling like we couldn’t catch up. So as I reflect, and panic, about this past year, I wanted to share with you the most popular thirteen posts from 2013 – ones you may have missed if your year was as fast-paced and hectic as mine.
Top 13 Recipes, Tutorials and Posts from 2013
- How to Brew Water Kefir: A deliciously probiotic drink made made with water, sugar, lemon and dried fruit.
- How to Brew Ginger Bug for Homemade Sodas: A simple yeasty starter culture, like sourdough starter, that you can make at home to ferment sodas and other homemade brews.
- 10 Fermented Foods that Kids Love: Pickles, yogurt, homemade root beer and all sorts of fermented goodies that kids absolutely love.
- How to Brew Continuous Brew Kombucha: A simple take on always keeping a pot of kombucha brewing away on your countertop.
- Cheesy Kale Chips: Nutritional yeast, miso, dulse and garlic make these kale chips cheesy and rich with a delicious umami flavor.
- How to Make Sprouted Grain Flour: A tutorial on sprouting grains and making sprouted grain flour.
- Simple Chocolate Custard: A recipe for a super simple chocolate custard containing only 5 ingredients.
- Traditional Sourdough Pancakes: A recipe for my family’s favorite sourdough pancakes.
- Vanilla Mint Ice Cream: A recipe for homemade raw milk ice cream infused with vanilla bean and fresh mint.
- Hamburger Salads: One of my family’s favorite weeknight meals.
- Oven-Fried Chicken Drumsticks: Another favorite weeknight meal – super simple, moist and crispy oven-fried chicken.
- Japanese Salmon and Shiitake Hot Pot: A simple dinner made with broth, vegetables, salmon and miso.
- How to Get 5 Meals out of 1 Chicken: This is how I can justify spending $25 to $30 on a single chicken.