December 14, 2019

I've made lots of versions of hot sauce, trying to find the perfect combination.  After trying this recipe, you may find a reason to put it on everything.  It's so easy.  The hardest part is waiting for it to be ready!  Even my daughter who doesn't like hot sauce likes...

November 2, 2018

Homemade ketchup is best, because you can control the quality and ingredients.  Even better, it's so simple you can do it faster than finding it at the grocery store.  If you like it more sweet, add a little more syrup.  If you like it more tart, add a little more vine...

August 20, 2018

Curtido

  • 1 head organic green cabbage, shredded

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced

  • 2 jalapenos, sliced and cut in thirds

  • 2 cups carrots, shredded

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional

  • 2 tsp. non-iodized salt per pound of vegetables

  • 2 Tbsp. lime j...

September 25, 2017

Lacto-Fermented Garlic

  • Organic garlic, separated into cloves and peeled 

  • Brine: 1 1/2 tsp. non-iodized salt, per cup of non-chlorinated water, see notes below.

  • Small canning jar

1.  Place garlic cloves in the canning jar.

2.  Cover with brine, leaving at...

September 12, 2017

You may have noticed a theme, I like to get the most bang for my buck out of the food we buy.  I occasionally make vegetable broth out of the vegetable scraps I save from my weekly vegetable prep.  I get several batches of broth from a chicken, or beef.  I make seafood...

August 9, 2017

Savory, preserved lemons are not something that we often use in Western cuisine.  When we think of using preserved lemons in a dish, we typically think of Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes, but preserved lemons can add a punch of flavor to many types of dishes.  I've...

April 25, 2017

This is a ferment I frequently do, because I can just toss a variety of vegetables in a jar when I'm prepping vegetables for the week.  They're delicious as a snack, as a condiment, on a salad or in any other dish that needs a punch of flavor.  My son swears by drinkin...

April 25, 2017

If you love daikon radishes; if you love pickled radishes and even if you have no idea what daikon radishes are:  you'll love these.  This is one of my favorite ways to eat daikon radishes.  I've been guilty of eating an entire jar in one sitting.  Naturally pickl...

April 21, 2017

Have you ever used the green chilies that come in a little can?  They are amazing! They add great flavor to Southwestern food.  When you add them to tortilla soup, taco soup etc. they take it from good to great.  They're also delicious diced in scrambled eggs, an omele...

April 21, 2017

I adore these roasted red peppers!  They are so yummy in hummus, diced in a salad, in dips, pureed in salad dressing and in a sandwich or wrap.  They really add great flavor to savory dishes.  Of course, you'll get more nutrition and beneficial bacteria from them, if y...

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