Welp

June 5, 2020

I lied. Never got around to those radish tops. Did make some fun things like paleo potstcker meatballs. I did mine with beef instead of pork, and coconut flour instead of tapioca. Worked great. We had them on salads, dressed with my usual potsticker sauce (sesame oil, soy sauce, tobanjiang, and either rice vinegar or […]

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Today became a scramble

May 25, 2020

I’d been intending to spend the day doing a bunch of little odds and ends around the kitchen, and finish up with working on the site. I’d like to update the blog style and add some pictures and — well, you know, all that stuff that comes along with making a nice-looking blog. Instead, I’m […]

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I’m alive.

May 20, 2020

Really, I swear. There have been a lot of changes in my life, starting with: I no longer live in California. As of two months ago I became a resident of the amazing state of Colorado. It’s been exciting but also nervewracking. Obviously I don’t need to talk about the pandemic, everyone and their brother […]

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Weekly Homestead Report (9/11/17-9/18/17)

September 24, 2017

Weather: Still in the 90s. What can I say? It’s September in SoCal. Harvested: Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, roasting peppers, French strawberries, raspberries (a few). Cooked: Baba ghanoush. What we’re eating: ham and green onion quiche, baba ghanoush, lots of leftovers — why? We’re headed out of town. That’s why this post is late […]

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Weekly Homestead Report (Sept 4 – 11, 2017)

September 11, 2017

Weather: Thankfully a little cooler. Still humid. Someone tell the weatherrman I want a refund. Harvested: Tomatoes (roughly sixteen pounds’ worth), zucchini, bell peppers, basil, eggplants — about ten! Must be headed toward fall. Cooked: Marinated zucchini with garlic, hot peppers, and basil, conserva di pomidori,  yogurt. Ate mostly leftovers this week. There will be […]

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Weekly Homestead Report (August 28-September 4, 2017)

September 4, 2017

Weather: Scorching! Highs in the 100°F+ zone, lows in the high 60°Fs. No rain in sight. Normal for this time of year, but erk. Fire season. Hoping things stay calm. Cooked: Healthy apple crumble with apples from Volcan Valley Farm — twice!, Nectarine and Beet Salad with Pistachio Dressing (adapted from Eating Well), tomato and eggplant […]

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Weekly Homestead Report

August 28, 2017

Picked this week: tomatoes (oh goodness so many tomatoes), zucchini, Italian roasting peppers, a few strawberries and raspberries, apples at Volcan Valley Apple Farm (full post coming later when I have time to sit down) Preserved: bruschetta in a jar (Ball canning), kimchee kraut (The Joy of Pickling), apple liqueur Traded: tomatoes for homemade bread, […]

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