a photo of Sarah Sniffen

Intorecipes.com is an amateur, of the garden, fields, edge, and woods culinary BLOG and website, with recipes, and also photographs of making the recipes. “Into Recipes; Out to Communities” is about enjoying recipes, and community. It is also about the communities of flora and fauna – (companions together in balance) – which ingredients are originally part of – humans also a part of the balance. “Recipes towards communities” – healthy recipes towards health, and “guild” companion sketches towards a diversity of ingredients available locally.


The Structure:

  • A Recipe post (or a serving suggestion), possiblyfollowed by:

  • Recipe Variations – varying a recipe with vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices, and using the whole recipe as a complex ingredient in another recipe.

  • The Recipe towards another recipe -that is, used as a Complex ingredient in another Recipe.

  • “Is this OK for dogs?”

  • Ingredients within Communites – What plant and animal companions , within plant and animal communities, did some of the ingredients begin with?

  • Recipes Towards Communities – Healthy Recipes towards Health. “Guild” companion sketches towards a diversity of local ingredients. A goal is to include Small Area “what if” Maps – Close up maps (plans) of plant ingredients – interconnected – putting it all together visually

Many of the recipes on this site were inspired while choosing ingredients on hand directly before cooking (with other recipes in mind), or inspired while out in the community, at a market, or a grocery store.

Recipes transform – several recipes may inspire one new recipe; and one recipe might branch into many more, through variation with vegetables, herbs, spices, and inspiration.

Intorecipes.com is also about great dishes, recreated the second day, into yet another dish. Dishes made of many ingredients, that is, can become complex ingredients for new recipes.

And Intorecipes.com gives a place to consider ingredient possibilities for dogs for a treat or meal also.

Ingredients begin recipes. Ingredients which are from plants, begin as part of beautiful, alive, move in the wind, convert sun to food, plants, which are part of larger floral and faunal communities.

Through plant guilds, ingredients can be learned about within the context of the plant communities’ they come from, with a simple model to start – just a few community members at a time. Considering many “guilds” together, brings one closer to understanding a plant’s role in their community – the plants and animals they cooperate with, their neighbors, their connections, their forms and structures.

Once plants are picked, or prepared, and labeled ingredients for human-made recipes, the ingredients are towards the individuals, families, and community eating and drinking them – towards health, nutrition, cooperation and connections (and towards any animals and plants that also benefit and may contribute positively).

Which plant companions are cultivated together, or are wild (and growing together), influences the success of the plants, plants seen in communities, and in turn, the plants communities have access to, and rely on, and some which rely on us. Ingredients have influence therefore also on the way the outdoor environments and built environments relate – the ways building are sited, and even some influence on transportation..

Requiring light and space and companionship, plants, and ingredients from plants, therefore are influential in human community making and structure.

Well, thats about intorecipes.com.
A final note on plants in the food cycle, and plants with us.

Considering plants in plant communities, plants as food, and plants as leftovers, also brings up plants and the transition into fuel – it seems biofuel will have an increasingly important role (an observation borrowed from the news), although less certain – the intricacies of biofuel’s negatives, and merits.

INTO RECIPES, OUT TO COMMUNITIES; Ingredients Into Recipes, Ingredients within Communities, Communities of Flora and Fauna; Recipes towards Communities.