Sweet Chili Sauce

Let me tell you a little bit about the man I married. Or one specific thing about him: his love for anything spicy. I’m not just talking spicy, because I can handle a chilli pepper or two, I’m talking ‘are you effing insane’ spicy. The kind of spiciness that makes your tongue feel like it’s … Continue reading

Beet Kvass– nicer than it sounds

This post is a part of the Two for Tuesday Blog hop. The first time I ever tried beet kvass, I drank it for the health benefits alone. My mind couldn’t get around the salty beet flavour, and, as it turned out, my gut couldn’t either. My digestion wasn’t that great at the time, and … Continue reading

Beet and Tomato Relish

I planted beets, and then forgot about them. This is why I don’t have a blooming vegetable garden– I get sidetracked by things, forget about them, they wither and die, or else turn into bitter monsters, either way, I render many things inedible. I don’t know what happened with these beets. Or what turned them … Continue reading

Two for Tuesday blog hop!! Preserved lemons.

This post is a part of the Two-For-Tuesday blog carnival. To see my post on the medicinal properties of lemon, click HERE. When my family moved to California 12 years ago, we planted a lemon tree in the garden outside my bedroom. It must have been the perfect spot (or on top of radioactive waste), … Continue reading

Feelin’ Peachy

This post is a part of the Two-For-Tuesday blog carnival!!! Today, I had the most fantastic stroke of luck ever: our friends who were going out of town gave us their CSA box for the week, and in it were mostly nectarines. All of this the day after I had picked up about 5 lb … Continue reading

Berry yumm

I’ve already told you about jam. How my whole family used to go to a pick-your-own farm, and gather bucket loads of strawberries and raspberries, and go back to my grandma’s house, where she and my mum would make jam. I’d sit on her kitchen floor and listen to them potter around and chat, and … Continue reading