Another Fantastic Forageable - Sorrel - I have NO quarrel with sorrel lol - Here's a great article with video From The New York Times on Taking Advantage of Sorrel's Brief Life - have a look this is a great recipe for this lemony forageable with scallops and chives.
Ramps are another of the great forageable foods. At their peak in early spring, their distinctive leaf pattern and onion like bulbs are a dead giveaway.
Here are some wonderful ramp recipes for you to try. What are your favourite uses for ramps? Do tell dear readers....
A Fabulous Lunch At Pitcher's Place in Gore's Landing, Ontario. Two Young Chef's, Allan Gordon and Shanna Layton, have teamed up and relocated from Toronto up to Gore's Landing, a lovely little community on Rice Lake and on the way up to Peterborough, Ontario.
Oh the choice was tough. Everything on the menu sounded amazing. And then there was the specials board (see pic below). Meatloaf burger with aged cheddar and zucchini relish, drool.
A Grilled Cheese with House Raspberry and Red Onion Chutney. Drool.....
But I already knew what I was having before I showed up. I came for the fish and By God I was going to have the fish.
Kimchi/Kimchee - King of Condiments. Seasoning of the Gods. Are you familiar with it? It is a traditional Korean condiment, and is used to describe a variety of recipes for fermented and pickled vegetables that are presented with a meal.
I am challenged to eat my vegetables. My meats, cheeses, other dairy, fruits - not a problem. Veggies, eh... not so much. That's why pickled and fermented works so well for me. I love the savoury.
Are you a Kimchi fan? I understand Kimchi is pretty much like mustard - there are hundreds if not thousands of variations out there and secret family recipes....
Do you, dear reader, have any cherished kimchi recipes that are your favourites and would be willing to share? Please do!
Nettle is starting to come up in a lot of parts. Here are some terrific recipes using your fresh foraged nettle, with arborio rice in Riso alle Erbacce to Nettle Pesto Balls and Nettle Beer, oh yes you hear me right! Nettle Jelly, Nettle Soup, anyone? There's a recipe for Battersea Nettle Beer for you brewmasters out there. Read on, dear readers....
Ah Rhubarb. Such a loyal and giving perennial.... Yes, sure it takes many years from planting the first seeds to actually being able to harvest it, but once you apply some patience and care, it will reward you for many years to come.
Do you have rhubarb in your garden? Whether you do grow rhubarb or buy it fresh in springtime, here are some great recipes and ideas for you. What's your favourite use for rhubarb?
For some great tips and recipes from Pickled Rhubarb to Ginger Rhubarb Ketchup and Rhubarb Chutney, to Ten Tips for Preserving Your Rhubarb, read on dear reader.....
Yeah I know.... I don't really look forward to it either, the forced holidays.... sigh... I don't like them either: Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day - are we not to honour our loved ones every day of the year?!
Nonetheless, because we do HAVE this occasion, I thought I'd give y'all (I'm not Southern but I ADORE that term) a roundup of some awesome Foodie-Inspired gifts that I, personally, would love to receive. Click "Read On" below to continue...
What are some of your favourite tools or gadgets for the kitchen? I LOVE the Vitamix - truly a godsend. When I set a table I like to present each guest with their own set of salt and pepper shakers - here's a nice set that isn't too expensive and you can always check your local thrift shops for some bargains and beauties!
The Great Outdoors as your dinner table! Think about it, consider it, breathe deeply. There are countless varieties of fruits (berries and otherwise) as well as vegetables that grow wild or semi-wild - some are popular throughout the world while others are more localized, due to such factors as climate and whether they are indigenous to the area or have been cultivated, harvested and transported to remote lands over time.
If truffles are not prevalent in your area (alas they are not in mine), I do have gorgeous little-known or rarely used varietals such as chokecherries, cloudberries, crabapples, agarita and rowan berries.
Continue reading for a collection of jellies and jams that can be made from your local foraged berries. Have you canned foraged edibles before? Have any great recipes or know any good sites for foraging and canning wild foraged edibles? Oh Please Do Share!
I've become really into foraging lately. The idea that food is all around us, just ready for our (sustainable) harvesting - FANTASTIC! Here are some great wild edibles, links to foraged edible recipes as well as some good reads on the topic as well.
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