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That Pesky Dandelion is Good For You

August 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Did you know that the dandelion has been used as food and medicine for much of recorded history?  Yes, I am talking about that pesky weed that is the bain of your lawns existence.  Since you just can’t stop trying to get rid of them, you might as well make some use of them.  In [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal · Recipes · Storing Techniques

Autumn Olive Berry Reduction

November 20th, 2007 · 5 Comments

A few weeks ago I went on a foraging walk with the “Wildman” Steve Brill. He showed the group a tree with edible berries and I knew right away I had seen them before, loads of them. So long story short, I had a wild harvest of probably about 15-20 lbs. of berries. [...]

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Tags: Recipes · Shrubs

A Few Storage Recipes For Those Late Season Peppers – Hot Sauce / Onions and Peppers

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Given the right care, even one hot pepper plant can produce an over-abundance of peppers. In this case, between my neighbor and I, we had about 20 plants. That is a load of peppers, many of which get neglected and go bad (for one reason or another).
So the other day (the day before [...]

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One Way To Cook Squash – Crusty Caramelization

October 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Our squash jungle that had grown straight out of the compost pile produced a hefty amount of squash. Some I can recognize and some I am not sure about. One in particular was like a spaghetti squash but has a spotted green outside. Anyway, it’s quite hardy, not as hardy as a [...]

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Vegetable Stock/Broth Part 1

October 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of my favorite things to do is make my own stock.  I like to make all kinds of stock, but since I live with my girlfriend and her sister (whom are both vegetarian) I mostly make vegetable stock.  There is a noticable difference in flavors between a vegetable stock and a meat stock, however, [...]

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Wheatberry Salad

October 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I love wheatberry salad.  It usually has some lemon juice and raisins, chopped greens and roasted nuts and maybe a cheese.  In this case this is what I did:
Ingredients:
wheat berries (1 cup)
3 cups water
raisins
dried cranberries
chopped trail mix nuts (pepitas, cashews, almonds, walnuts) – whatever nuts you have
cheese (i used an aged gouda and manchego- goat [...]

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