Violet Syrup and Ginger Beer (works in progress)

Remember all my foraging and brewing adventures? Well… I currently have about a pound and a half of buckwheat sprouting for my next GF beer experiment. Fun! But itĀ doesn’t look like anything special yet, so let’s focus on the other works in progress šŸ™‚ About a week ago, I started a ginger bug. You may…

Foraging Fun!

I have always said that I want as much of my yard to make food as possible. I garden a little more every year, and there are wild blackberries in my woods, but I’ve decided to take it a step further and put the wildflower to good use šŸ™‚ My current home brewing kick has…

Adventures in Homebrewing… the backstory

Back in December 2008, my boyfriend at the time gave me a homebrew kit for Christmas. It was awesome. I recruited all my friends to start saving bottles, and once we were on track to having 50 I made an oatmeal stout, which was delicious. They kept saving bottles for me (it was grad school… you know…

Millet with Massaged Kale and Roasted Chickpeas

I know, I know… I haven’t posted in a while. My time at home has been mostly spent cleaning, super boring adult stuff like doing taxes, and fun things like watching the chickens learn what their wings are for and playing with the rest of the pets. Oh, and I found a roommate! The spring…

I’m now a chicken momma!

I’ll keep this brief, but just wanted to announce to the world that I brought four sweet little chicks home yesterday! First up is Hedy, a Black Australorp. As soon as I picked her up at the feed store, she curled up in my scarf and tried to take a nap. I instantly fell in…

Chickens, mayhaps?

I eat eggs essentially daily. For years, I have wanted chickens. Everyone around here has chickens. The farm supply store has baby chicks for sale. I can’t stop thinking about chickens! I spent a good chunk of today reading about chickens and trying to design the best/cheapest chicken coop possible (I have a lot of…

Seed starting has commenced…

I was testing some seeds to see if they were still good, but my new seeds came in the mail yesterday, and this morning I decided to just roll the dice andĀ try planting them. So exciting! Over the last few days, I’ve turned an unused closet into a “greenhouse” of sorts. And by “greenhouse”, I…

It’s garden planning season!

When I was 6 years old, my family moved to the town I lived in until college. My mom immediately got into gardening, and built huge gardens throughout the property. She grew lots of vegetables, herbs, and even flowers (many of which she would dry and keep in the house year round). SheĀ momĀ filled our house…

Dairy Free Hollandaise!

I had some salmon fillets and fresh asparagus in the fridge, and I knew I wanted to eat them for dinner. I often roast some sweet potatoes (or new potatoes) or make risotto to go with it, but I wanted to branch out a bit tonight. Since I’ve been on a poached egg kick, I…

Baked Egg in a Spaghetti Squash Nest

I’ve never known for sure if breakfast is the “most important” meal of the day, but these days it is most certainly my favorite! As I mentioned in my last few posts, I love to repurpose leftover chicken,Ā rice, or whatever else IĀ haveĀ in the fridge to make new exciting meals. This morning’s adventure involved a desire…

Miso for Breakfast?

I have no idea where I first read about this, but overĀ the last few years it has become one of my favorite breakfasts. It’s perfect on a chilly morning, or when you feel like a cold is coming on, or whenever you realize you shouldn’t have finished that bottle of wine the night before šŸ˜‰…