Brussels spouts. The name of this vegetable causes most kids across the world to shudder (or so I’ve been told). This tiny cabbage-like vegetable is much maligned for good reason. It’s not usually cooked correctly or creatively. But Mom, I HATE them! Growing up (and for much of my life), I intensely disliked Brussels sprouts. […] Finish reading: Brussels Sprouts and BaconRecipes
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier in 2016, and I think adding more persimmons to my diet is a great first step. I think a lot of people have made the pledge to be healthy, but it’s important to REPLACE unhealthy foods with healthy ones. So, this year I’m replacing eating […] Finish reading: Drying PersimmonsDIY
My salad garden is looking great! We had some cooler weather in October as well as some rain, and the lettuce started growing and putting out a lot of leaves. I started the carrots in late August, so they should be ready by the end of the month. I put in a second row later […] Finish reading: Lettuce HarvestCedarcraft Planter
Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables to eat, but this wasn’t always the case. This vegetable is much maligned by many people (and I can understand why). When I was a kid I absolutely hated it. However, for some reason my grandmother had the distinct impression that eggplant was my favorite vegetable. Our family […] Finish reading: Eggplant, love it or hate it?
Most people I tell about my bug-eating experience react with disgust. However, believe it or not, entomophagy, (the human consumption of insects* and arachnids) is practiced by over 80% of the world. EIGHTY PERCENT! Why Bugs and Beer? The advertisement for this event intrigued me. I’d collected bugs for over two decades and taught classes […] Finish reading: Bugs & Beer: Entomophagy Part I