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I am lucky enough to have feral little tomatillos grow in my garden, and so each year I make a big batch of Mexican tomatillo salsa verde. I eat some fresh, but the rest I can for the winter. This is a canning-safe recipe.
When I was growing up, I thought “antipasti” meant pickled cauliflower, carrots and onions because that’s what was served in the old-style Italian joints I ate in. Well, I managed to recreate the recipe for their pickled cauliflower here.
A Chinese style plum sauce made with wild plums. This stuff kicks the crap out of store-bought, and is even better on Peking Duck than the more common hoisin sauce. But hell, this stuff is so good it’d be awesome on an old tire.
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If you’ve ever had one of those amazing dill pickles, right from the crock, you’ve had a lacto-fermented pickle. Guess what? The process works great with carrots, too.
I used to think that all that fancy French salt was bunk, that it was all a scam. Sodium chloride is sodium chloride, right? Wrong. I now know that all salts are not created equal.
I designed this particular salsa after looking at my garden in October: I had green jalapenos, a bunch of poblanos and lots of tomatillos growing all over the place. With the cold weather coming, it seemed like a good idea to combine everything in a sort of spicy, end-of-the-harvest sauce. This is a smooth, cooked […]
I am awash in black Mission figs. I know, this is not the worst problem to have, and I am ready for the hate mail from my Northeastern and Canadian friends. But still. Our tree is five years old now and has been popping out figs since late June; only then it was a few […]