Category Archive for 'review'

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

From Kimmykokonut Blog Pictures     Long before Geneveve was born, I followed this blog and marvelled at this woman’s recipes, attention to detail in her son’s lunches, and hoped that I could be as put together and passionate in the kitchen when I had kids. ┬áMaybe the fact that her kid is NOT a […]

A Grape Juice Recipe to end them all

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Canned and melding During our joys of jellymaking last fall, I found a really interesting recipe in the tips section of Mother Earth News Magazine (August 2009) where a reader submitted a recipe to make grape juice. Obviously it sparked my attention because I was planning a serious processing party for my grape vine. It […]

Last Fall’s Grape Harvest Results

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

On the vine One thing I have missed from our house in Seattle was our mini-orchard. We had so many fruit trees (plums, apples, pears) that came with the house and produced abundantly. I love being able to walk barefoot in the yard and pick some fruit to eat. Our current house has a much […]

Wild Foods: Cattails

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Cattail rhizome and shoot Cattail Flower I have joined John for another adventure, one I was a little apprehensive about doing but excited nonetheless. This class was all about learning to extract one part of the well-known cattail for edible purposes. We focused on the rhizomes, apparently there are many parts of the cattail that […]

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 […]

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. […]