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Lacto-Fermented Beet and Radish Slices


Spicy radishes, sweet earthy beets, preserved by fermentation into a crunchy sour treat = DELICIOUS!

I made a jar of these lacto-fermented beet and radishes late in the spring with the last of the spring root vegetables and they went quickly. Fall root crops are about to be in season, and I want to share this recipe with you so you can be ready when the time comes to make these yourself! Continue reading

Foraging for Weeds: Purslane


I found a new friend the other day! Purslane (Portulaca oleracea). It is growing in one of the hoop houses at UGArden as a weed. Once I figured out what it was and researched more, I was blown away by how amazing this herb is. Continue reading

Gut Healing Tea


Even though it is summer, my love for hot tea remains strong. I usually drink at least 1 cup of tea every day. If it is really too hot, then I will drink it chilled. I have a whole cabinet stuffed full of bags of dried herbs for tea, and I love that I can mix different herbs to make a tea that suits how I am feeling at that moment. Continue reading

Summer Squash and Potato Gratin


Mmmmm… meet my new favorite comfort food. Summer squash and potato gratin. Chris and I have gone through two 9×13 pans of this in the last 5 days. It is super uber amazingly delicious. Continue reading

Fried Green Tomatoes (Gluten and Dairy Free)


Summer is here! At the UGArden where I work as a graduate student  the summer crops are booming and I have been enjoying meals of freshly harvested potatoes, squash, green beans and tomatoes. Life is deliciously good.

We had a storm last week that broke several branches of our tomato plants. During the clean-up, several plants were trimmed and whipped into shape. The result was more than a few green tomatoes that didn’t get a chance to ripen. I felt the need to bring 3 home to make fried green tomatoes an IMMEDIATE reality. Continue reading

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