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 […]

What Is A Shrub, And How Do You Make One

What Is A Shrub, And How Do You Make One

Have you ever sipped a shrub? Do you even know what a shrub is? Other than triggering a Monty Python joke, most people think I’m talking about landscaping. And when I mention drinking a shrub they get very confused. “Here I come to save the daaaaaayyyyy”…or at least to clear up any confusion about shrubs. The […]

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 […]