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A NEW SAUERKRAUT RECIPE - AND NATURAL FERMENTATION

The first time I made Sauerkraut, I was not really sure what I was doing, and although it did taste good, this new recipe is way better.  With this recipe, I followed the directions from this Youtube video 1 and 2.  A great instructional video for those first learning about Fermentation using Kefir Whey.  I [...]

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APRICOT PEACH JAM

DH recently had a trip to visit family in the Okanagan, the Interior of British Columbia.  Famous for their orchard fruit and vineyards.  They even have a town called Peachland, imagine that!  He also brought home these lovely Apricots:

As well as these delicious Early Sunrise Apples:

Okanagan fruit truly is something to behold.  The best tasting [...]

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THE FARMER'S MARKET AND A TASTE OF HEAVEN

When shopping at our local farmer’s organic market, (just down the street), I always leave with a smile on my face.  Bless their hearts – especially with the challenges they face with our very strange, crazy West Coast weather.

One of my favorite summer side dishes is a simple saute of zucchini, tomatoes, yellow or green [...]

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HOMEMADE KETCHUP

Oh, lord have mercy!  Can you tell I am sooooo excited??   This recipe is not mine – all I can say is it is beyond deliciousness.  This recipe comes from the Chef of the blog  CHEF MICHAEL SMITH, FOOD COUNTRY. For this scrumptious recipe please check out his delightful site here.

As Chef Michael [...]

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DANISH PICKLED BEETS

Growing up in a Danish household, pickled beets were always abundant, but particularly so at Christmas time. It is usually the first thing I make as Christmas gets close.  Then I start in on the cookies and goodies.

We would have pickled beets with everything, but most commonly on open faced rye bread sandwiches with cheese, [...]

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RED CABBAGE SAUERKRAUT

We are getting ginormous red cabbages from the garden.  I honestly thought that since this was such a poor summer, we would get next to nothing this year, but it looks like  red cabbage loves cooler weather.  So far we have had it in salads, and stir fries.  Now onto Sauerkraut, something I have never [...]