recipe box

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

Nothing quite announces "Summer is here!" like white gallon buckets and baskets of strawberries that pop up at farm markets and roadside stands in early...

Gentle, Nourishing Tea Blend (Pregnancy-Safe)

Despite my naive expectations for what I thought my pregnancy experience would be like - excited, healthy smoothies, drinking tea, eating nutritious food - I...

Taste of home: create your own foraged spice blend

What does your home taste like? What is the terroir of your territory? The plants, herbs, trees, and fruits that you grow can yield a...

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and (shudder) green bean casserole, but in my household, it always means the annual appearance...

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us...

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

Recently, I jumped on the bone broth wagon.  Whilst going through difficult emotions in my personal life this winter, I had an intense craving for...

Aussie Pavlova: a Gluten & Dairy-Free Recipe

Organizing huge dinners is a pretty big deal in my family. Most of the time I’m just in a crazy rush to get somewhere or...

Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe – guilt-free foraging

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is out and about in my corner of North Carolina. This early summertime plant is lush, green, and easy to pull...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, who says he is a lazy cook. I can totally appreciate that sentiment! Cheers,...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking...

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been...

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

  I have a dear friend who lives but 10 minutes away, and she has a delicious problem - she has three old, stately pear...

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Last year I came into an abundance of pears from a dear friend with a few grand trees at the edge of her yard. Among...

Creating cordials – preserving memories as well as the harvest

A few times every year, on the equinox and solstice, at Beltane and at Samhain, I gather with my like-minded friends and family and raise...

Misozuke: Miso Fermented Vegetables Recipe

I have a dear friend who has been an inspiration to me and to my culinary and herbal pursuits for many years now. When I...