Maker Faire 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out for my demos at Maker Faire 2015! I had a great time, and am happy to answer any questions on the material I covered. And for those who expressed interest in our trips to Italy, check out the overview here, with links to full itineraries in October and January ....more

Foraging Resources (and a Giveaway)

Foraging season is nigh upon us. Ramps are peaking on the East Coast, Japanese knotweed is poking up; dandelions are blooming. Soon wild fruits will burst out all over....more

Salsas and Moles: Review and Giveaway

I make no secret of my love for Mexican food. Epicures may fawn over French fare, or extol the virtues of imperial Chinese, I think Mexican food is arguably the most underrated of cuisines, with an endlessly creative approach to combining flavors....more

¡Salsa!

Cinco de mayo has nothing to do with Mexican independence, but you can liberate yourself from store-bought salsa. Whatever kind you like, whip up a batch today for chip-dipping good times. Tomato SalsaIt's the classic, and America's favorite condiment ....more

Ravishing Radishes!

Radishes are ravishing! These peppery spring roots are delicious out of hand as a snack or sliced in salads, but there's more to them yet. Pickled RadishesRadishes: You can pickle that! ...more

Steeped: Review and Giveaway

Though I start most days with coffee, I am absolutely a tea drinker as well. Nepal black, jasmine green, matcha, genmai cha, lapsang souchong — you steep it, I'll drink it....more

Brown Eggs and Jam Jars: Review and Giveaway

First of all, can I just give a big high five to Cathy Barrow for her IACP award for Best Cookbook: Single Subject? Not that I'm surprised; I raved about the book last year....more

Orchard Road Canning Jars: Review and Giveaway

If you're like me, and I know I am, you occasionally get a little, well, bored with the same old jars. Ball jars can be a bit twee and over decorated, though they certainly are ubiquitous and convenient. I love the look of Weck jars, but don't find them terribly practical for actual canning....more

Carob Liqueur

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We Heart Beets

Jewels from the ground, beets delight with their earthy sweetness. Whether you like ruby red, golden, or candy-stripe Chioggia, here's a bunch of ways to put up these gemlike roots. Pickled BeetsSliced or chunked beets pickled in a sweet brine enhances their natural flavor ....more