For Christmas eve this year I made gingerbread cupcakes with vanilla frosting and Nutella drizzle. The recipe for the gingerbread can be found here. The drizzle can be found here.
I can’t believe this blog has been around this long without an entry on fermented vegetables. I mean, there was the vinegar thing, but grapes are berries, so I don’t think that counts. How can we have a hipster blog like this without “probiotics” as a keyword? Sorry about that. Let’s talk about sauerkraut. It’s... Continue Reading →
Long, brutal winters like this one inspire a hibernating lifestyle, one centered around the home and hearth. And the best remedy for a cold day is a hot homemade soup or stew. This year I’ve been expanding my culinary horizons with a variety of stews, including Irish Lamb stew, Rabbit and Apple Cider stew, Beef Goulash and... Continue Reading →
I've been a bit overwhelmed lately, finishing my master's thesis in archaeology, but a visit to the local farmers market yesterday reminded me of what I had been missing. The soft, sunset colored, fuzzy southern Illinois peaches they had brought me back to the basics of food, and pulled my attention away from the cerebral study... Continue Reading →