Keto Meringue Mushrooms

Keto Meringue Mushrooms

This post is strictly for fun. Until now I did not know that meringue mushrooms are a thing, and I certainly could not imagine that a sweet treat made with meringue could be keto-friendly. I’m older and wiser now. Enjoy!

Crab Apple and Hot Pepper Jelly

Crab Apple and Hot Pepper Jelly

Although I work hard at preserving our harvest, chances are you won’t find much canning on my shelves. That’s because anything that requires sugar for preservation is on our “Do Not Eat” list. However, I do make one small exception. Because...
Slow Roasted Duck

Slow Roasted Duck

Roast duck. So decadent, right? Surprisingly, slow roasting a duck turns out to be easy and economical. For well over a year now, we’ve consistently been able to buy frozen young ducks at our local grocery store for $2 a pound. We look for the largest one we can...
Hemp Heart Milk

Hemp Heart Milk

Sometimes a brilliantly simple solution presents itself for a problem you didn’t realize you had. We are a mostly dairy-free household and I never buy cow’s milk, except to combat mildew on the squash vines in August (but that’s a different story). I...
Coconut Milk Yogurt

Coconut Milk Yogurt

Cow’s milk has been gone from our diet so long that living without it is easy. If goat feta or chèvre is on hand, there’s nothing much to miss … mostly … except yogurt. Plain, live culture yogurt used to be one of my favourite foods, not to...
Lime Mint Purslane Salad

Lime Mint Purslane Salad

I’ve been eating purslane in smoothies, soups, and cooked dishes for years because it’s so nutritious, not to mention completely easy trouble-free to “grow” in the garden. This is my first purslane-based salad, a perfect sweet and sour...
Pumpkin Chutneys

Pumpkin Chutneys

I didn’t grow up with chutneys so this feels like an exotic food adventure. I like the idea of a spicy and savory sweet since, in our household, we are doing our best to avoid sugary foods. I also like yet another way to use pumpkin. These chutneys can be made...
Bushfire Salts

Bushfire Salts

Every summer we grow a variety of hot peppers and dry them for our gift-giving projects. This is a craft, not a business, which means it’s okay that no two years ever produce the same blends. Here are the finishing salts we created for 2018.  BushFire Allium Hot...
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...
Spruce Tip Shortbread

Spruce Tip Shortbread

Delicious baking is a family tradition and a big part of any celebration. I come from a long line of creative bread, muffin, cookie and pie bakers. Sadly, my recipe file is bulging with heritage recipes that I love, but cannot use because I have to bake without...
Coconut Flour Biscuits

Coconut Flour Biscuits

How to Make Gluten-Free Biscuits   If you’ve just found out you’re gluten-intolerant, it feels like the bottom fell out of your world. What will you eat? You wish there was some way you could still have biscuits … buns … bread. And if you...