Fermented Pepper Sauce

Fermented Pepper Sauce

For storage, we mostly dry or ferment our hot peppers. The dried ones go into salts, and the pureed, fermented peppers become this delicious condiment. Really hot peppers instantly give me hiccups. The first time I made this recipe, the puree on hand was Basket of...
Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

In the past decade, there has been a rising tide of research and resultant knowledge about the human microbiome. Probiotics are becoming as commonly familiar as antibiotics have been in our lifetime. The good news is that probiotics are freely available and easy to...
Decoration Serendipity

Decoration Serendipity

I love wild, beautiful and free!   Last summer, I spotted this abandoned decorative birdhouse. Its previous owner had had enough compassion to leave it beside the dumpster where it might be found by someone like me.  I guess they couldn’t bear the finality of...
Spruce Tip Shortbread

Spruce Tip Shortbread

Delicious baking is a family tradition and a big part of any celebration. My personal challenge is that my efforts at baked goods made without wheat, milk products or eggs are hardly worth the effort. When I discovered this wonderful shortbread, I came out of my...
Tapestry 3-2

Tapestry 3-2

Food and nutrition … We are in the midst of a heavy rainfall warning, so we had an indoors day. We’ll miss our nature walk, but this gives us more time to work with foods and crafts. We started in on lunch preparation right away. First we talked about how plants...
Tapestry 3-1

Tapestry 3-1

Photo above: listening to bird talkFood and Nutrition …Another gorgeous November day set the tone for our outing. Since our morning had a late start, we went right away to the garden to gather greens for our lunchtime salad. As anticipated, we found plenty of...
Tapestry 2-2

Tapestry 2-2

Out into nature … Today’s forecast was for 10-15 mm of rain, so we felt very blessed to have dry and sunny weather while we explored Stoney Creek Park. I love this place – it feels like a world apart. The creek is so accessible and who can resist shallow,...
Coconut Flour Biscuits

Coconut Flour Biscuits

I was looking up this recipe recently for Rachel and realized that I had once written a post about it on a now-defunct publishing site. At that time, gluten-free was new and strange. Now, I’m recording this recipe on Life-Hues.com because it’s ideal for...
Tapestry 2-1

Tapestry 2-1

Out into nature … With a gorgeous sunny day ahead of us, Abigail, Laureli and I headed for the garden to collect culinary herbs. Our goal was to harvest and discuss aromatic herbs, and each collect enough to season one pot of bone broth. This turned into a long...
Sunshine Soup

Sunshine Soup

Seasonal eating is a big part of how I manage our food supply, so now is the time for squash and pumpkins to take centre stage. As we move toward winter, the daylight hours wane and, in the Pacific Northwest, we also have a lot of cloud cover. Enter seasonal affective...
October Tapestry

October Tapestry

Out into nature … Although the weather forecast was not favourable – heavy rain predicted – we were blessed with a fairly dry window of opportunity for our visit to Clayburn Village. En route we took a small side trip to see a horse chestnut tree (Aesculus...
Historic Clayburn Village

Historic Clayburn Village

Nestled at the base of Sumas Mountain in the Fraser River Valley is a charming spot called Clayburn Village, the first company town in British Columbia. In 1905, the Maclure family built a plant to produce bricks of fireclay taken from the nearby mountainside. The...