I received my first sourdough starter from a friend recently and I made my very first loaf. I was actually surprised how well it turned out and after sharing the photos on social media I had lots of requests to share my recipe. I didn’t follow any one recipe or method for my first loaf.… Read More Artisan Sourdough Bread
I was gifted a sampling of cacao tea to try out. It’s funny because I had recently seen something about cacao tea on Instagram just before and was instantly intrigued. The tea is made from the husks (shells) from cacao beans after they’ve been fermented and roasted. Cacao Tea Co’s tea is 100% natural and… Read More Cacao Tea Banana Bread Recipe
It’s the beginning of March and that is the time I start my tomato seeds. I love trying new varieties every year, but I always grow a few I’ve grown before because they are so good that I just have to grow them again. I will be growing 20 varieties this year and these are… Read More Must Grow Tomatoes
I’ve been wanting to try making brandied cherries for a long time and finally got around to it after picking up some organic Rainier cherries at Costco this year. There are lots of variations of brandied cherries out there. Most recipes use a simple syrup of sugar and water but I decided to use honey… Read More Limoncello Brandied Cherries
I grew so many peppers this year that I’ve been trying to find all kinds of things to make with them. One of the things I did was dehydrate and grind them into a powder. I grew a couple peach peppers this year that were very productive, Sugar Rush Peach and Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion.… Read More Chili Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
For my 42nd birthday, Mark took me out for dinner at Flavour Bistro, a new restaurant in Duvall. It was previously known as Fall City Bistro which we had been to once before. They moved to Duvall last month and have a new name. They serve a lot of the same dishes they did in… Read More Flavour Bistro
Did you know the blossoms of chives are edible? I have never used them for anything before but last year heard about making chive blossom vinegar and decided I had to give it a try. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make it again this year and will most likely continue making… Read More Chive Blossom Vinegar
My first incubator was the Brinsea Mini Advance. It is a great incubator and have used it for a few hatches but it only holds 7 eggs. I ended up borrowing a Hovabator last Fall for a hatch because they didn’t all fit in the Brinsea. I was not a big fan of the Hovabator… Read More Brinsea Maxi II Advance Hatch
For the past couple of years I have been blogging about the tomato and pepper varieties I’m growing for the year and every year I seem to grow a little more of them. Last year it was 22 tomato varieties and 12 pepper varieties. This year I’m also doing 22 tomato varieties but will be… Read More Tomato and Pepper Varieties 2017
A food blogger conference friend that I kept in touch with on social media posted on Facebook that she was looking for a few more people to join her table at Lake Wilderness Arboretum‘s annual Hellebore Tea in Maple Valley. I thought it sounded like a fun event so I put me and Mark down… Read More Hellebore Tea at Lake Wilderness Arboretum
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