Category Archives: Recipes

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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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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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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Recipe: Basic Vinaigrette

We eat a lot of salads around here in the spring and summer, and most of the time I like them lightly dressed with vinaigrette (though there is definitely a place for a good ranch or blue cheese dressing!).  And … Continue reading

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