Let’s get back to food crafty business! Today we’re combining two of my passions, fungi and pickles, aka., lacto-fermentation! If it’s more comfortable, you can just think of it as delicious kitchen science! The difference between most pickles you buy at the store and lacto-fermented pickles is most modern pickles are made using by processing vegetables in a hot brine made with some combination of … Continue reading How to Pickle Mushrooms (with Lacto-fermentation, that is!)
Congratulations! You finally put in the muscle and mental effort to install the garden that you delicately planned out… or you just walked boldly out into the patchy turf grass with a shovel one day and started digging your way to your dreams, carving a tame legacy from the wilderness of your lawn. Either way, your effort is starting to pay off as okra, tomatoes, … Continue reading Abundance Problems: What to do with too much!
Every time the seasons change, the wind blows the trees around, or I set the table for dinner, I start thinking about what I am going to be growing in my garden or on a tree in the backyard the next chance I get. Yet just like a grocery store list, I find myself going blank on what I want to plant when it comes … Continue reading What Will I Plant?
For those of you who have been following my salvaged seed potatoes on their journey into great deliciousness, I have an update. Everyone else can catch up with this link to my previous post on being optimistic about what you have (in this case, potatoes), even if it means less than ideal materials. With regular rains and a couple of waterings in between, the last … Continue reading [Potato Update] I Changed Nothing, Everything is Different (aka. Tales of Garden Neglect!)
So, let’s talk about what’s going on right here! What is this all about, exactly? It’s about black soldier flies, and their larvae (BSFL) specifically. They are bugs, insects. Not only are they insects, they have super powers! Among their many amazing abilities, like tolerance to freezing temperatures and ability to withstand foul odors, I am most enamored with and convenienced by their ability to … Continue reading Black Soldier Fly Larvae: Perfect Eating Machines! Some Background…