Chez moi (and now chez moi is in a new location and features a roommate who is also my sister, and an extra dog who is an enormous black border collie/labrador mix, seemy Twitter feed for occasional pics), we, like most of you, are consuming a tiny bit more alcohol than usual, but unlike many … Continue reading It’s Five O’Clock Sometime…
It's almost time to start making rhubarb wine again, and I've been busy sterilizing my carboys (old wine jugs) and laying in fermentation lock parts (balloons and big rubber bands). But meanwhile, the rain (we're having an unusually wet spring again in Blue Wyoming) has brought out bumper crops of dandelions! And the town hasn't … Continue reading Dan Dan Dan, Dan Dandelion (Wine)
I don't hunt, but I love wild game, and I'm lucky enough to live in a town with a highly functional barter economy, so every year I make a trade with a few of my hunting lady friends. Usually I give them homemade jam but lately the Chokecherry Delight Liqueur I made last summer has … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 4: Moroccan-Inspired Venison Chili
A few days ago I was at my parents' house around lunch time, and at their house lunch means soup. Usually canned, though mom makes homemade sometimes. That day was a canned day, and mom's soup was New England clam chowder. Damn, I used to love that stuff! But that was before I learned how … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 3: Chowder…ish?
I hate recipe sites that drown us in blather before getting to the recipe, so I'm trying to cut back on my own. I'll just say this isn't the soup I planned for this week, but I done fucked up the very first step on the recipe I'd planned for this week, and ruined the … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 2: Clean the Fridge Chorizo Chicken Soup
Welcome to my latest bout of insanity! A few days before the new year began, I tweeted: "52 weeks in a year, definitely more than 52 soup recipes in my cookbooks. Is this actionable intelligence?" I did it as a Twitter poll, and not a whole lot of people voted, but the answer from my … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 1: Tomatosoupa Avgolemono
If there's anyone who needs to be on the Meal Prep Bandwagon, it's Your Humble Blogger in Blue Wyoming. I'll explain why some other time; it's mostly medical and I'm sick of talking about it. Suffice it to say, cooking a lot on just one or two days for all week's eating makes ALL THE … Continue reading Do You Know the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man, the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man…?
(Note : This is a results post for a process begun a few days ago. Link HERE) So it's bottling day here in Blue Wyoming. Strictly speaking, it could have been yesterday, but I decided my soda was still too sweet (and I had a mother of a flare up, so my hands were useless … Continue reading Mixed Berry Fields Forever!
So it's time to talk about my favorite everyday fermentation project, homemade soda pops. And no, this does not involve that ridiculous kitchen cluttering gadget they flog in infomercials, which I'm not going to name here less we mislead lazy search engine users (it rhymes with Coda Cream). It uses what's called a Ginger Bug. … Continue reading I Found my Thrill… on Mixed Berry Hill
It seems a lot of people in my social circles are dumbfounded to know that not only are roses edible, but that the thorny bushes produce berries as well. Berries full of vitamin C and other antioxidant type goodness. Berries that are totally worth all of the annoying little scratches you get from picking them. … Continue reading Rose hips are Red, My Love…