Black Garlic – Sweet, savory and Simple to make

First: black garlic Is. Not. Fermented. It is caramelized or, I suppose, ‘aged’, where the Maillard process (think sear on meat) breaks down the sugar in garlic. The result of heat applied over time: savory, molasses-y garlic cloves, that are dark brown to black in color. Black garlic still retains the garlic flavor but it […]

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Dried Asian Pears with Curry and Cinnamon – Preserving the Harvest

Last year I finally broke down and bought a food dehydrator after years of concern that it would be just another appliance taking up space. Granted it isn’t running 365, but when it is time to harvest fruit or there is a great sale at the market, my Nesco Snack Master Pro (amazon affiliate) becomes […]

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Dried Mango – Simple Snacking

dried mango tutorial snack DIY easy

This isn’t rocket science but just a method that worked really well and made short work of a case of Kent Mangos. I scored the ripe box at Ranch 99 Market for a song – you could smell the mango-y-ness wafting from the box (after of course you left the questionable seafood herbal Pinesol legit […]

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Simple single ingredient dog treats – Happy Cow Heart Chews

dog treat anticipation dried beef heart organic homemade hypoallergenic

Happy Cow? Yes, I asked the rancher. Also grass fed and local.  A friend and I purchased a quarter cow from a local farm near Seattle (Hallet Family) this summer. When picking up at the butcher they asked if I wanted an offal. Yes! Liver (made pate), kidney, tongue (can you say TACOS!) and heart. […]

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50 Mile Pure Berry Leather Recipe

No, this recipe does not turn a quart of berries into 264,000 feet of fruit leather. And yes, it is just fine if your fruit leather is not uber local, I just put in a little extra effort, by picking the organic strawberries and harvesting the honey from my backyard. Actually, the challenge and truth […]

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