Category Archive for 'Photo'

Wild Foods: Acorns

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The elusive acorn A few months ago I had first heard about John Kallas and I went to his website and realized he has all the knowledge that I want to have. I must meet and learn from this man. Finally the stars aligned (and work schedules) and I attended his acorn extraction class. Now […]

I love foraging

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

This is what 6# looks like with bad lighting I can’t hide my feelings of excitement towards foraging. I’m not afraid of what others think because honestly, I wish we all could have these skills. We once used to, you know. I wish we could all band together and share knowledge and time and excitement […]

Chanterelle Season has begun!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Snack time It’s that time of year everyone. Last year most of my MoFo posts were about mushrooms because I was finally confident enough to start picking a few types on my own. On a recent hike with a friend, I came across these lovelies which signals to me that it is time! I only […]

More childhood flavors: Philly “Cheese Steak”

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

D.C. Veg Food Cart It’s very exciting and overwhelming living in a city where there are so many new food ventures starting up weekly. It feels like every day I’m hearing about a new restaurant or food cart and when you don’t eat out a lot (I really enjoy cooking…and having dinner at home) you […]

Childhood Food Favorites-improved!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Broccoli Casserole I’m sure it’s noticeable that I am blogging with more frequency lately. I have more time recently to dedicate to my blog, which kept slipping to the bottom of my list of things to do. Now the blog is back near the top of the list, especially since it is October and I […]

More pickles: Lotus Root

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Raw, sliced lotus Since I have been on a pickle kick I must share these lotus root pickles. The recipe is from The Artful Vegan, a beautiful cookbook with amazing recipes. Unfortunately, most recipes take about 4 hours to prepare which I am not willing to put into dinner lately. The few things I have […]

Pickles: Sour dills!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

In the crock pre-ferment You would think with my Polish heritage I would have secret family recipes but I don’t. So I turn to good ole’ Sandor and his amazing fermentation bible for advice and encouragement which never fails. I made his sour dill recipe with a bunch of cucumbers I bought at a farm […]

End of Berry Season Hoopla: Blueberry Madness

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Before This summer has been a busy one and my garden has not had the care it deserves. Luckily, my new little blueberry bush provided about a cereal’s topping worth of berries. It’s still better than my blueberry bushes I had in Seattle, which never produced anything except leaves, and those were sad to behold. […]

Fermentation Festival Comes to Portland

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I realized this week that I’m not alone in my fermentation fetish.  Being a fan of Sandor Katz, I received an email from him detailing his whereabouts and I was excited to discover that not only was he coming to Portland, but there was a whole free festival centered around fermentation and community.  I don’t […]

Veggie Garden

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Fava Beans A garden’s first year is always filled with trial and error. I converted a patch of weeds in my backyard this spring into our garden. There were a lot of onions in the ground but I’m not sure what kind or if they were even edible. There were a lot of weeds and […]