Fall is a great time to forage Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. The bright orange fan shaped mushroom grow like frilly shelves from the side of trees and stand out like a flag. I love to cook with Chicken of the Woods because they taste like chicken!
Curing salmon couldn't be easier! I used wild sockeye salmon, salt, sugar, dill, black pepper and grapefruit infused gin. The gin can be replace with vodka or aquavit, or omitted, but it does add a citrusy, piney depth to the fish flavor.
Pineapple vinegar is made primarily from the leftover peel and core so it is both a delicious and ridiculously thrifty fermented food. Packed chock full of probiotics, we drink it like a shrub or use it in salads, sauces and cocktails.