water kefir grains

How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare  and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet … [Read more...]

dandelion-greens-020

Weeds on the Kitchen Table: Wilted Dandelion Greens with Toasted Mustard Seed

Dandelion greens, like all greens, love fat.  Their robust bitterness and peppery undertones are muted, to some degree, by the liquid smoothness of unrefined olive oil or – even … [Read more...]

dolphin

My Favorite Things: Dolphin Watching, Fennel Pollen & the Mindful Carnivore

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of January already.  January feels like it’s flown by, and I’m still searching for my footing.  Putting the month behind me – having read some … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things in December: Hot Springs, Magnesium Oil and Site Updates

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of the year already. Sometimes, I feel lost amid the rapids of life – the work, the emails, our farmers market and real food bank, the everything. … [Read more...]

traditional remedies from the garden: stinging nettle infusion with mint & clover

Stinging nettle infusion spiked with mint and red clover found its way to my kitchen counter by chance this summer where its deep green, inky hue is now desperately loved. Yes, … [Read more...]

tomatoes provençale & where to find truly good olive oil

Tomatoes provençale, a simple dish that highlights the bounty of late summer gardens with its emphasis on fresh tomatoes, finds its way to our table almost daily in August when we … [Read more...]

Brine-pickled Beets with Ginger and Orange

Fermented beets, dank and earthy and sour, number among my favorite ferments of vegetable.  While I will always love the fetid odor of a true sauerkraut, the clean and salty … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Ketchup for Real Food Lovers

Homemade ketchup – it sounds complicated as though you’d spend all day in the kitchen pounding your way through vats of tomatoes and slowly simmering them away in kettles on a … [Read more...]

pickled-garlic-scapes-1

brine pickled garlic scapes

Brine-pickled garlic scapes, a near-perfect example of waste-not, want-not thinking, makes excellent use of a seemingly obscure food – one cherished only by gardeners and only the … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Fresh Fig & Yogurt Tart with Almond Crust

A fresh fig tart, earthy and mildly sweet, is a hard thing to resist.  And when fresh figs are paired with honeyed yogurt and almond meal, it’s even harder to resist, especially … [Read more...]