Fearless Fermentation

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Sauerkraut! I think this fermented cabbage is a love-it-or-hate-it food. I like it and Mr. M doesn’t think a hotdog is worth eating without it. One day, years ago, I had an abundance of cabbage from my garden, so I decided to try my hand at making sauerkraut. I thought it would be such a challenge! Boy, was I wrong! It is really easy. Considering how much better homemade sauerkraut tastes that the commercial offerings, I want to encourage you to try it for yourself.



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Canning Beans

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We use a lot of beans in our menu. They are economical and tasty. Our favorite beans are pinto beans. I used to cook a big pot of beans for hours and then freeze them for future meals. The problem was that to use them I would actually have to plan ahead so I could defrost them before dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

One of my favorite stops at the Souk

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Last year we visited Morocco and during our stay we went to a Souk, which is very much like the “Swami” we frequented in Mexico; a sort of community marketplace. In the Souk there were a lot of little shops Read the rest of this entry »

Easy Chicken Florentine (Sort of)

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Shhhhh… I have a confession: For a few years, we have been buying bulk chicken out of the back of a truck in a parking lot. Before you faint, let me tell you a little more. Read the rest of this entry »