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Crunchy Spiced Quick Pickles

I haven’t been to the grocery store in weeks. I mean it. Not because I haven’t been eating (pfffff) and not because I haven’t been eating well…but because I’ve been living off our local land. Literally. And it has changed everything. Saturdays this summer…

August 16, 2017

Dandelion + Basil Pesto for Grilled Flatbread

I’ve never known fields of wildflowers in Colorado in July. I didn’t grow up with visions of lush forests blooming over the foothills in my backyard. And never in my most vibrant memories do I remember thistles as tall as I was, grasses so…

July 19, 2015

Roasted Carrot Butter

There was an unexpected fog that had settled over the foothills overnight, and I noticed it as I slung a vest over my shoulders and crept out of the house, pulling the door behind me. I was heading to the store – in my pajamas…

May 10, 2015

Honey Sesame Spread

It might not be surprising for you to learn that, at any given time, I have a list of things I want to cook/make/experiment with in the kitchen that could easily stretch around the block. The inspiration comes from all over; other blogs, the…

November 20, 2014

Cacao Nib Almond Butter

For a long time, I thought that my husband just starved himself when I was out-of-town without him, because when I return, there is absolutely no sign of eating, grocery shopping, or mere sustenance in the house. (Ok, this time there was a bag…

April 21, 2014

A Spicy Dukkah Recipe

The gourmet grocer near our house was having a special on kale yesterday….so I bought four bunches, and will probably go back tomorrow to get a couple more. Derek doesn’t even flinch anymore when I come home from the store with my arms filled…

January 16, 2014

Magic Cane Sugar Syrup for Candy-Making

Corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup creep me out. Always have. They are not the same, by the way, though both are made from corn starch. Straight corn syrup is 100 percent glucose, while high fructose corn syrup (HFCS ) has had a proportion…

December 20, 2013