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Flower Power

As Fall spirals into Winter, vegetable plants will send out splendid flowers. It's their final stage-an attempt to spread seeds for next season. Though many would say the plants have passed their peak, the...

Cultures with Cabbage

Bacterial cultures that is. After all, many lacto-fermented foods (which utilize lacto-bacteria) contain cabbage as an ingredient. Its the principle component of sauerkraut and a staple for creating kimchi and other curious combinations. So...

Fermentation, Tabasco Style

Its what gives sauerkraut tang, pickles potency, and kimchi character- FERMENTATION. Or more specifically, lacto-fermentation. Whats cool about lacto-fermentation is that you don't need a yeast or a "starter culture"; lacto-bacterias are naturally present in...

Herbal Root Stew

A couple of months ago I made an herbal root stew for my Farmacy Herbs "graduation potluck". Everyone really liked it and one of my classmates asked me if I could post the recipe....

GARLIC

I am admittedly obsessed with garlic. I usually double or triple the recommended amount in cooking recipes and I also love to eat it raw (in salads, with poached eggs, or even juiced!). I...

Caulifower and Parsnip Whipped Dip!

I am the one at the holiday family dinners who pushes the "weird" food on my mainstream minded relatives. I try not to be toooo pushy... fortunately my family members, though traditional in their...

White Bean & Kale Soup

I make soup a lot, but all too often I find myself comfortably drifting back to familiar flavor profiles. I felt the need to switch it up a little and try something new. White...

Fermentation!

Broadly defined, "fermentation is the transformative action of micro-organisms" - Sandor Katz, author of both The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation. Fermented foods provide our digestive system with beneficial strains of bacteria ("probiotics"),...

My Grain-Free Muffins are for sale at Fertile Underground!

                Now you can try my grain-free muffins for yourself! A slight variation from my frosted muffins I posted earlier. Ingredients include house-made almond flour from Fertile Underground, local eggs, local honey, organic coconut oil,...

Grain-free, Carrot Muffins with Sweet Potato Frosting

I love experimenting with alternative baking recipes, particularly those that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Recently I have been eager to attempt grain-free baking, so I thought I would start with something classic- the muffin. My...