This is My Quest and Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This is My Quest and Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce

“What is your name?” “Cery.” “What is your quest?” “I seek the holy grail.” (Of food, anyway.) “What is your favorite color?” “Purple.  Duh!”   Ok, now that’s out of the way and I can concentrate. 🙂 My current quest is actually to replace all of the things that I threw out of my pantry […]

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

I am often asked why I take the time to can and dehydrate foods during the summer months. Here’s what I tell them, just in case you were interested too. What’s in your jar? The most important reason is that when I “put up” foods at home I know exactly what is in it. I […]

Brown Rice Pilaf with Preserved Lemons and Feta Cheese

Brown Rice Pilaf with Preserved Lemons and Feta Cheese

Pilaf is known for its aromatics, and this one is no exception. This amazingly fragrant brown rice pilaf begins with garlic and onions and ends with crumbles of homemade Feta cheese. Using the instant rice we made earlier it comes together in a snap. It’s a nice change from the usual plain rice, and you […]

Easy Homemade Cultured Buttermilk

Easy Homemade Cultured Buttermilk

Today I’d like to talk to you about buttermilk. “Uhm, why?” You may be thinking. Because I use it a lot I suppose. Biscuits, scones, homemade ranch dressing, waffles, chocolate poundcake, in my smoothies…I use it a LOT. Since I was already getting fresh milk every week, I decided to try my hand at making […]

How to Make Easy & Delicious Feta Cheese at Home

How to Make Easy & Delicious Feta Cheese at Home

My favorite salad in the whole world is the Greek salad from Panera. When I decided to stop eating out so much, I really, really, missed my weekly Greek salad fix. So I decided that the thing to so was to figure out how to make it at home. Cuz that’s how I roll. The […]

Creamy and Delicious Asparagus Soup

Creamy and Delicious Asparagus Soup

Ok, do you remember when we made the Steamed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette and I told you to save all those asparagus end pieces to make soup? And you did that, right? Cuz it’s asparagus soup time, Baby! Asparagus soup is great for those spring evenings when it’s not acting like spring. It’s wonderfully rich […]