My Year of the Cucumber

I feel grateful for the cucumbers. I killed my tomatoes this year. There, I said it. I think it was a combination of poor transplant timing, a non-gardener house sitter, and the persistent rain this year, but they seemed like they barely stood a chance. Maybe it’s just as well – I am usually cursing…

Spring Radish Kimchi

One of my favorite things about spring is the abundance of radishes. This radish kimchi was my first preparation for our wedding reception!

Herbal Tea Blends

I made some herbal tea blends that I’ve enjoyed immensely! I’m looking forward to growing and drying more herbs for tea and cooking next year.

Wild Hard Cider

I have been making wild fermented hard cider for about two years, and I’m starting to feel like I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. Making cider can be incredibly easy but also a long quest. Most commercial producers make a fairly clean-fermented product. They source shelf stable apples, pasteurize the pressed juice, pitch a champagne yeast…

Pumpkin Kimchi

I really love the flavors of this kimchi: tangy pumpkin and dark leafy greens fermented with bright ginger, fall apples, and chiles.

Tepache

Make use of extra pineapple bits to make a delicious soda/ pineapple treat!