Category: Spices and Condiment Recipes
Recipe Box: Wild Greens Pesto

Recipe Box: Wild Greens Pesto

The other day, I was seeking out recipes where I could use my newly finished Fermented Citrus and I came across this delicious Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream on Food52.  Wow!  That sounded so delicious that I immediately set out to not make that recipe at all, and instead to make some pesto ...

Recipe Box: Pickling Spice Blend

Recipe Box: Pickling Spice Blend

Spice blends...from your grocery store shelves to a bulk herb market, there's a nearly endless variation of piquant, pungent, salty, savory, or sweet blends out there to choose from. If you do a lot of pickling, you might already have a favorite spice blend on hand. But have you ever considered mixing your own ...

Small Batch Lacto-Fermentation

Small Batch Lacto-Fermentation

A spicy carrot and cabbage blend Getting started with fermenting foods can be intimidating at first. I was nervous about making something dangerous to eat, and in the process of learning the best practices of lacto-fermentation I had a few not-so-successful experiments with bubbling jars of foods on my ...

Recipe Box: Spicy Citrus Salt Blend

Recipe Box: Spicy Citrus Salt Blend

Made from leftovers, now making tastebuds happy! I just hate to waste leftovers in the kitchen, don't you? My mind is often busy with trying to figure out how to repurpose the fruit or herbs that are strained from tinctures or vinegars after the infusion process is over. Some things are too pretty for the ...

Recipe Box: Fire Vinegar (Fire Cider)

Recipe Box: Fire Vinegar (Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in October, but since then the temperatures have been leaping up into the 70's and then back down into the 20's at night. The plants, trees, and birds are so confused, and so is my sinus! People who I know are quite healthy and active are ...