Thursday, November 06, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Foraged Meal - Dandelions and Chickweed

Chickweed Soup and a Dandelion Sandwich.  Veggies from the garden.  Not shown, Dandelion Coffee and home-made applesauce.
Chickweed is abundant now in the garden.  My chickens love it, and so do we!

Canning Japanese Pickles

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Roasted Veggies, With Clay Pot Glaze

I make mango syrup to add to this glaze.  When partnered with the Clay Pot it makes a nice caramelized glaze.

More Flour for Bannock

I picked more seeds from wild curly dock plants, blenderized them, and added ground oatmeal, chia and flax seeds, and coriander from the garden.  This flour is substantial, with buckwheat overtones.

Making Dandelion Coffee

Pick the largest roots possible, and clean them with a brush, soaking them until the water is clean.  Chop, in a food processor until the size of rice.
Dehydrate and roast the chopped roots in the oven.
Brew the coffee in a French Press for ease of preparation, let steep until dark brown, then serve with milk and sugar.  This is a nice brew, with a slight chocolate overtone.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn Detritus From the Forest

Grilling and Baking in a Firepit

We used a Coghlan's Folding Stove for the rice curry, and a small flat tray for the fish over coals.