Honey Fermented Pomegranate

Fermenting is fun, easy, and so nutritional.  Look – Pomegranate! We’ve all heard about probiotics lately. Fermenting gives food those extra probiotics naturally. Lots of enzymes and just plain ‘good stuff’.  So here’s an easy delicious recipe using pomegranate seeds to get those healthy probiotics in.  And its oh so crazy good!  I plan a…

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Summer Fruit Sherbet!

Summer Fruit Sherbets!  Fruit-only sorbet and sherbet is so delicious.  It’s a bowl of tart sweet fruity goodness on a hot summer evening.  With a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy your favorite fruit combinations and flavors too! Is there anything better than a tangy bowl of sherbet to snack on?  Worried about too much sugar…

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Raw Plum and Chia Fruit Leathers!

Raw Plum and Chia Fruit Leathers! Wow these are so good!  Raw fruit blended with crunchy nutty chia seeds.  Packs a protein punch!  Great for snacking, lunchboxes, or treats! I love plums!  I was so fortunate to be gifted this fabulous fruit since my trees are still too small to produce.  My friends had put…

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Creamed Lambsquarter

I love lambsquarter!  Its delicate flavor rivals any spinach you’ve ever tasted.  And the fact that it grows wild makes it even better! Lambsquarter will grow in disturbed soil, so be sure that the area you are picking is free of chemicals and/or fertilizers.  Pick fresh young leaves, although the larger leaves are good too….

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Flower Honey Infusion

Flower Honey Infusions Honey is simply delicious, don’t you think?  Nature’s sweetener!  I love a big dollop of honey in a cup of tea, over porridge or fresh homemade yogurt.  And adding berries or nuts to make an ice cream topping is amazing.   As hard as it is to imagine, flavoring honey with flower blossom for…

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Switchel Ice Cubes from Kombucha Vinegar!

Switchel Cubes, with a twist! When its hot outside, I’m usually working in the garden and I have my trusty mason jar of water sitting in a shady spot, just waiting for me to pass by and take a big gulp and continue on with my chores.  And since I love working outside, that water…

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Wild Blossom Tea!

Blossom Teas, Delicious Antioxidants! I love spring.  That delicious scent from all the blooming things fills the air and my nostrils.  I cant wait to get out in the orchard to take in the beauty with my eyes as well as my nose.  Its delectable! I wanted to be able to enjoy these scents and…

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Black Locust and Japanese Knotweed Crackers!

Once in a while, I will invite a friend over for dinner to try one of my kitchen experiments. He will usually say, ‘So this is one of those things that no one else in the world is having?’.  Yep, he’s probably right.  Half the fun of foraging is trying new recipes, and this cracker/cookie…

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Hearty Breakfast Porridge

Say ‘porridge’, and the word conjures up images of children sitting at a big kitchen table with spoons ready, and Mother at the stove, serving up big bowls of delicious steaming warm goodness before the little ones trod out in the snow for their daily chores and the long trek to school.  After all, a…

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Make Wine Vinegar – Its Easy!

Wine Vinegar is a delicious way to perk up so many dishes, from sauteed vegetables to a beautiful roast in the oven.  Making your own gourmet homemade vinegar is easy, and its even healthy! Wine vinegar is made from a ‘mother’, a bacterial mass that protects the baby vinegar as it grows and develops. Don’t fret…

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Making the Best Wintertime Soups

Soup on a cold wintery, blustery, day. Does it get any better? Especially when the soups are hot, flavorful, and best of all, homemade! I was raised on soups and stews in wintertime. Growing up, soup on snow days was always a staple in my house. It hardly ever snowed in the Carolinas, but when…

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Cream of Anything Soup!

Cream Of Anything Soups From Scratch! I’ll admit, I love those green bean casseroles with cream of mushroom soup!  But the thought of what is in that can scares me from making it any longer.  I worry about additives that can be harmful and chemicals that really just don’t need to be in my food. …

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Roasted Beets with Tabasco Vinegar and Pomegranate Honey

I’m a fan of roasted beets.  Especially roasted Harvard beets, with the vinegary sweet and sour creaminess.  Yes, I’ve heard it before, beets taste like dirt.  They do, I agree.  But there’s something about beets that I like.  Maybe it’s the lack of purple food.  Ok technically its burgundy.  Beet-colored.  When prepared well, they are earthy,…

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Time For Fire Cider!

I have gotten very excited lately about Master Tonic, formerly known as ‘Fire Cider’.  I’m a little wary of hot anything, but I tried this amazing blend of deliciousness at a health retreat one weekend.  All I can say is WOW!!  Its hot!  Sweet!  Potent!  And energizing all at the same time!  There’s a reason you…

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Tumeric Bug For Soda

Tumeric. Spicy. Yellowish-orange. Used to flavor most Indian foods such as curry. And now turmeric is being hailed as ‘pain relieving’ spice. But did you know that turmeric has also been shown to help ward off heart attack in bypass patientss? Tumeric has also been studied as a relief for heartburn and settle an upset…

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