Tag: foraging

Time to Cook with Apples

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Time to Cook with Apples

Autumn and apples go together like peanut butter and jelly. One just isn’t the same without the other!   What would we do without apples? No apple pie. No apple jelly. The world would a sadder place. Wild apples kept the masses happy in ancient times in the form of applejack. It also kept the […]

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Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 1, 2015 1 Comment
Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Roses aren’t just beautiful, they taste good too! Turn your backyard roses into a flavored syrup. I’ve mentioned this before, but it has been a challenging garden year here in the Northwest. Drought, heat, and low irrigation water don’t add up to a lush garden. So I have been foraging a bit more than usual […]

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The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Filed in Real Food by on May 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jennifer McGruther   The Nourished Kitchen is a cookbook full of educational material. Or it’s a learning tool with lots of wonderful recipes. It could also be described as a timeless tome of eating, at once very old-fashioned but also cutting-edge. However you want to describe it, […]

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Friday Round Up: Spring Canning

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Friday Round Up: Spring Canning

Spring is in full force here in the Mid-Columbia. (If you are in the Northeast, I promise spring will come soon. It has too, right?) That means the ground is alive again after its fallow winter. The local asparagus harvest has started, the chives are tall and fragrant, and the spinach is almost ready to […]

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Growing Purslane – Weeds As Food

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Growing Purslane – Weeds As Food

Did you know that purslane, that ubiquitous weed that grows everywhere, is actually edible? And that it’s full of vitamins and anti-oxidants and one of the best vegetarian sources of Omega-3 fatty acids? Wild purslane has been harvested and eaten in the Mediterranean for eons, but is just beginning to gain a foothold here in […]

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Cream Puffs with Rose Petal-Mascarpone Filling

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Cream Puffs with Rose Petal-Mascarpone Filling

The rose petal jam recipe from the other day was so unusual, I was inspired to find other ways to use the jam. My first thought was cream puffs. Not sure why as I am not really a dessert cook. But I pictured light cream puffs like my mother used to make filled with a […]

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Rose Hip – Apple Butter

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Rose Hip – Apple Butter

There was a time when the question, “what’s for dinner,” didn’t involve a trip to the grocery store but a trip to the pantry instead. A time when every homestead grew several different kinds of apples, and enterprising Moms took advantage of the wild bounty growing around them. I remember my own grandmother digging in […]

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