After disappointing seasons of not being able to grow garlic at all we’ve had great results the last few years. With a little practice, garlic is one of the easiest and most satisfying crop to grow, no matter what size of garden you’re tending to.
A super-easy preserve that adds a shocking color while also adding an amazing flavor to your pantry. One of the thrills of DIY (to me) is the ability to make relatively uncommon yet awesome ingredients. This is such an example.
How to make hot sauce from dried hot peppers (in this case we used morita peppers which are smoke-dried red jalapenos). The final produce was similar to adobo sauce; rich, smoky and slightly sour from the ferment.
Carrot pickles? For sure! You can do this recipe in minutes using one (or fewer) carrots or easily make even more. Fermented carrots are sweet (from the veg) and sour (from fermenting) and are great on their own, as condiments or added to a dish.
I had a few left over raw sweet potatoes from the dog cookies I’m making for my buddies, so I sliced them very thin with my mandolin, tossed them in olive oil and dehydrated them. Sweet mama, I made delicious sweet potato chips!