Category Archives: The Kitchen

Probiotic Cranberry-Orange Soda

Beverages are not typically something I put a lot of effort into for the holidays – we usually have homebrew (okay, that takes several hours of effort, but my husband is the one doing it), wine, and we’ll pick up … Continue reading

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Lacto-Fermented Carrots

Okay, so I know I’ve been posting a lot of fermented-food recipes lately, but it’s fall and there’s not a lot going on in the garden right now, so my creative energy has been going towards cooking and fermenting.  Though … Continue reading

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Tarragon Ginger Soda

This summer, one of the ways I used our excess fruit was to make delicious probiotic homemade sodas using my homemade ginger bug.  I made plum soda (one of my favorites!), strawberry soda, elderberry soda, ginger-apple soda, and probably others … Continue reading

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Green Chicken Curry with Sweet Peppers

The mornings have definitely had a chill here lately, and we’ve been harvesting the last of our summer crops – the last of the peppers got picked last weekend, cucumbers got picked during the week, and tomatoes will be picked … Continue reading

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Fermented Escabeche

You know that spicy, vinegary mix of pickled veggies that you can usually find at the salsa bar in any given taqueria?  Called escabeche (meaning “pickles,” of course), it’s the ideal spicy/salty/tangy/crunchy topping for a variety of Mexican food, and … Continue reading

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Fennel, Leek, and Pea Pasta

I was planning on posting my harvest totals for May today, but I spilled a beer on my laptop a couple of days ago and lost all my data.  😦  The computer is sitting in a bag of rice right … Continue reading

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Miner’s Lettuce Salad

Miner’s lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) is a very common wild green here in California, growing (in my yard at least) during the late winter/early spring just as the soil is warming up.  It will persist for a little while, but as … Continue reading

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