Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

'Tis the season for pickling!  It is the perfect way to preserve all that beautiful late-summer produce so it can be enjoyed all year long.  Plus, if you're making lacto-fermented pickles you're cultivating beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to give your body a boost in immunity, gut-health, and mood. I'm into pickled vegetables for many reasons. … [Read more...]

Three Herb Pesto with New Potatoes and Green Beans

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I'm officially obsessed with pesto!  It is one of my favorite things to make, is packed with nutrients, and literally tastes good on everything.  I begin the summer each year by making (and freezing) as much garlic scape pesto as possible, and then proceed to spend the summer making batches with all the other herbs I grow on my roof deck or find at … [Read more...]

Pickle Extravaganza

Pickle Extravaganza

One of the things I miss most while on The Big Trip, is canning and preserving in my kitchen at home.  I have the preservation bug!  I think it is a derivative of my nesting instinct -- I always want to be harvesting and putting up food to use during the cold winter.  My problem is finding time to actually use everything I preserve! Anyone want … [Read more...]

Veggie Snack Bags

Veggie Snack Bags

Everyone knows that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to actually make that happen.  I'm quite focused healthy eating, and even I sometimes find that I haven’t eaten enough on a given day.  One of my tricks is packing veggie snack bags.  I know it sounds like I’m in third grade, but some … [Read more...]