Morel and Fiddlehead Ragout

Fiddle Heads and Morels

I’m from the Pacifc Northwest and grew up eating the local flora and fauna. My grandfather, mother and stepfather all used to take me  mushroom picking and we would get giant bags of morels. They are my absolute favorite but, … Continue reading

Fermentation Fun – Sauerkraut

Delicious Sauerkraut - read to enjoy

I’ve been a little obsessed with fermentation lately. I can’t get enough of the tangy, complex flavor of fermented foods. I currently have apple cider vinegar, sourdough starter, kombucha and several batches of sauerkraut fermenting in jars around my kitchen. … Continue reading

Peppermint Melt Away Cookies

Peppermint Melt Away Cookies

I love mint. My favorite ices cream is peppermint, my favorite soap is peppermint, my favorite smell is peppermint. Basically, I would make everything peppermint if I could. Strangely enough I have never bought a bottle of peppermint extract. I … Continue reading

Blinis with Home Cured Trout Roe

Today the adorable Jessica from Fair Share CSF offered me some fresh trout roe to sample. I was super excited but a little intimidated because I wasn’t sure what to do with them. My husband said “Oh good, we can have blinis!” … Continue reading

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

Recipe: Liquids & pastes: 4 cups vinegar (I used a combination of malt, apple cider, white and balsamic) 1 cup molasses 1 cup black soy sauce 1/2 cup tamarind paste 4 to 6 anchovy fillets, chopped Zest and juice of … Continue reading

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

I haven’t blogged in a while, although I have been cooking as much as usual. I sometimes find it hard to decide what to blog about. This weekend I cooked: olive oil poached salmon with lemon wild rice and strawberry … Continue reading