Getting it done: world’s easiest tomato sauce

Originally posted on My Ukiah:
When I research recipes for preserving food, I find so many refined options. And by refined, I mean complicated. They call for a long list of ingredients and a zillion steps. While I appreciate that these exist, and that people exist who like to make them (people that I wish…

Preserving Food, Part II: How to can everything

The second installment by sisterwife Elizabeth, pictured here with me at the Mendocino County Fair this weekend. Because sometimes we are not in the kitchen and also, you are never too old to get your face/body painted.   Preserving Food, Part II: Can It! Canning is not as hard as people think it is. ItContinue reading “Preserving Food, Part II: How to can everything”

Preserving food, Part 1: How to make refrigerator pickles (no canning necessary)

The recipe below was graciously provided by my canning mentor and sisterwife Elizabeth, also author of the My Ukiah blog. I have been making another version of this recipe which involves lacto-fermenting the pickles before putting them in the refrigerator. Will share that soon. But for now, let’s start with the most basic of theContinue reading “Preserving food, Part 1: How to make refrigerator pickles (no canning necessary)”

Birthday Dinner at the Mendo Bistro

How August did fly! Summer’s trials are the inverse of winter’s; instead of putting all of our energy into searching for food,  you must deal with the overwhelming abundance of fruit, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes. I learned how to do a bunch of new things, out of middle-of-the-night fear that anything would rot in myContinue reading “Birthday Dinner at the Mendo Bistro”