I had the good fortune this past weekend to attend a great kraut workshop given by Lisa Herndon of Lisa’s Counter Culture. It was a small, intimate group, and we got to talk about the basics of fermented foods, the health benefits, and our previous successes and failures. I’ve made sauerkraut in the past, following […]
I have been missing my meat lately. While I have honed my cupcake and cookie skills, I’ve missed some of my favorite paleo meals, like slow cooker short ribs and meaty breakfasts. So this morning, I stared deep into my messy fridge and started pulling out things. Including a rather sad bunch of kale, yesterday’s […]
I loved mushrooms as a kid. My sister and I used to pretend that we were hobbits because we were mushroom-obsessed.
Ever wondered why cookbooks have so much text? Even the lovely glossy pages of your favorite food photography cookbook still typically have written directions. Why is that? Born from this question is a wonderful cookbook from Katie Shelly. “More of a designer at heart than an artist”, Shelly has created a entire cookbook that replaced […]
Sometimes, I love taking the long road when cooking. There’s something unmistakably comforting about homemade chicken soup, breads, pasta and pizza. And then, there’s the typical Monday night. I don’t feel like any kind of long-form cooking. It’s too early in the week to even think about ordering something for dinner. It’s the kind of […]
There are few things better than having a home cooked meal ready and waiting for you after a long day. Too bad we all can’t have a personal chef on staff. That’s the promise that a slow cooker is based on. It’s the promise of a perfectly cooked beef stew waiting and ready. A well-timed […]
One of the most simple things you can do at home is to make your own bread.
Which I have never actually done before. Successfully, that is. I remember trying it at one of our first pumpkin carving parties. In hindsight (oh, that naughty, naughty hindsight), we did everything wrong. The seeds were still sopping wet when we spread them on the trays, they steamed into slight soggy shells, and it’s even […]
I’ve been making broth lately. Broth. Stock. From the spouse-unit’s unspoken vegetarian point of view, I’m sure it looks like big greasy vats of bubbling animal parts, chopped and dissected, with random vegetable matter thrown in for good spell-making measure… Seriously, if only magic was so simple. If. Only. But back to boiling dead animals. […]
I’m a terribly impatient person. I’d have to say one of my biggest fears is looking back on my life and realizing that I was never in such a hurry as I think I am.