Snacks & Sides

Purslane and Cucumber Salad

Recipes

Deanna’s been talking weeds lately, so I thought I’d continue the theme with one of my favorite weeds, purslane. Purslane is unique among weeds in that it lacks the bitterness typically associated with many of the common weeds we eat, like dandelion and dock or plantain. Especially so at this time of year; by summer, […]

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New Year’s Eve Recipes for the Figgy Pudding-Weary

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Here’s a re-post from 2008. I still feel the same way! If you are like me at this time of year, you are one table full of sweet, highly-refined and fatty treats from running for the hills to subsist off roots and berries. But there is one more culinary hurdle to leap before the party […]

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Pumpkin Seed Taste Test

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My husband LOVES Halloween and we have FIVE kids, so that means LOTS of jack-o-lanterns.  And LOTS of seeds. I checked out THIS POST to remind myself how to cook them.  I was really dreading unloading the oven of all my cast iron.  Two dutch ovens plus skillets and lids?  Ugh. Luckily for me, Step 9 of that […]

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Recipes From Elk River Guest Ranch: Cowboy Beans

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Another recipe from my buddy Bex at Elk River Guest Ranch in beautiful CO, this time a standard of ranch cooking: Cowboy Beans At the ranch after a day of riding, hiking, and biking,  whitewater rafting or fly fishing, this is a SIDE DISH. At home, though, after a day of puttering in the garden […]

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Southern Greens Tutorial

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You will need: 1lbs of frozen greens, we like collards best “drippins” from 1/2 lb bacon salt garlic powder, onion powder (optional) stevia or other sweetener 1. Cook bacon and save the fat. 2. Pour fat from 1/2 lbs bacon into the frozen greens. Add salt, garlic and onion powder to taste. 3. Add as […]

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