Fresh Carrots, like cherries, are also delicious just the way they are. When young, I recall sitting with a friend on swings, on a swingset feet away from the foot of my parent’s vegetable garden, with a bowl of tiny fresh carrots just pulled from … Continue readingfresh tiny carrots with fresh mint
One of the finest summer desserts is excellent as grown on the tree. Once upon a time, so many years ago, I was offered a clear glass cup on a pedestal of cherries very much like the one in this photograph. A fine unforgettable dessert … Continue readingFresh Cherries
To trim a pine branch, the time is spring – once the pine tree’s “candles” are about 5 or 6 inches – grasp candle at base, and pull gently – breaking off the top third or half of the candle. They can be used to … Continue readingSweet pine tips
Now that plants are starting to gain some height in the fields and woods, nettles might be found in a local market – and here is a recipe to use a smaller amount of nettles. TOOLS: Tongs to handle nettles without checking the lay of … Continue readingSautéed nettle omelet with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and mushrooms.
It is almost rhubarb time – it is in grocery stores already, a bit ahead of the season here – a sign of spring and the growing season ahead. TOOLS:Several large MIXING BOWLS, (a large CUTTING BOARD or clean surface to roll out a crust … Continue readingA spring strawberry-rhubarb pie (with optional unflavored gelatin)
The eggs were in the dye baths a while to get good color. After letting them sit about a half hour to hour in their red cabbage, or carrot top, or turmeric dye baths (prepared by Judy), the eggs in the baths were put into … Continue readingCabbage,carrot top, turmeric dye baths, and a look at the eggs after being dyed.
Happy Easter. Today, my family will be dying a few hard-boiled eggs for Easter, using some red cabbage (for a blue), and possibly carrot tops and a bit of turmeric (for yellows). As the dyes are translucent, the whiter the egg, the closer the color … Continue readingPlants, eggs, mother birds, and art.
INTO RECIPES, OUT TO COMMUNITIES; Ingredients within Communities of Flora and Fauna; Ingredients into Recipes, Recipes towards Communities. Sketching ingredients in their guilds and communities. I am hoping to accompany every recipe with a visual and written sketch. The sketch will be a look at … Continue readingInto recipes (and out in garden, forest, edge, and field)