Harvesting wild mushrooms is definitely something we want to do! The first year we lived here, we had a guy do some tree work for us. He and his family were into hunting mushrooms – and he brought us a bag full of golden chanterelles and were they awesome! I sauteed them and they tasted so earthy and meaty. So I’m really excited to tell you about a book, “A Visual Guide to Harvesting Mushrooms” by Leota McKenzie. I flipped through it the other day when at Localvore in Sutherlin, Oregon.
Archives for July 2009
What do you pack to eat when travelling? With some preparation beforehand, you won’t need to turn to prepackaged, processed, “travel-friendly” foods. These are not good for you, and often carry a high price tag. The stress of being away from home, no matter how fun the trip is, weakens our bodies. We are outside of our comfort zone, exposed to a different toxin load, and often suffer from lack of sleep. So traveling is one of the most important times to keep up good eating habits. And with some ahead of time preparation, the time of traveling can really be fun and healthy, not only because you and your family feel like you’re feasting, but because you (the cook) can relax and enjoy the time fully, knowing that your family is eating well!
Like I promised, here’s the recipe for Probiotic Potato Salad. I served it not only to my immediate family, but also to extended family. They enjoyed it immensely and were none the wiser (until I fessed up). Unless they were just being nice, I think they didn’t realize they were eating something so good for their gut!
For some weeks now, I have been writing Tuesday Twister posts, where I post pictures and brief summaries of the various doings in my kitchen and life – all real food related, of course. They are fun to write – the following are three reasons I started making the Tuesday Twister posts. After I explain all that, I’m going to give you an invitation to join a bigger and better Tuesday Twister. So keep reading to get down to the good stuff (including a giveaway)!
My Tuesday Twister posts are my weekly round-up of what’s going on in my kitchen and our lives, as it pertains to food. So here we go – this week: Middle Eastern goat cheese, herbed kefir cheese dip, goat milk soap, and an unbelievably amazing probiotic potato salad! What’s twisting in your kitchen?
My daughter B. got home from California in time to help me with the drawing for the quart-sized jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. We had alot of entries – very exciting! After a safe and secure drawing (eyes closed and double checking the number of entries), she drew the winner’s name. Congratulations to…
I revisited my old herb seasoning salt recipe, to make it even better. I realized the other day that I haven’t made any in awhile. This morning, I made a batch to re-stock the cupboard, but it is even better now – both in taste and its nutritional benefits!
I’m racking my brain trying to find things to share in Kimi’s (The Nourishing Gourmet) Pennywise Platter Thursdays! Until this morning, I couldn’t figure out what to share, so I thought I’d have to pass participating this week. But then, I thought of my fine cheese grater from Norpro.
We enjoy these every night. It’s a ritual now! They make a great and tasty dessert, but they’re packed with all the benefits of kefir!