It turns out sauerkraut made from purple cabbage turns the most incredible ruby color when sitting alone in a dark cupboard for a week. Another successful attempt! I can’t believe all you have to do is pound some shredded cabbage up with sea salt, weight it down and put a special lid on it, then […]Read More Duck eggs, sauerkraut, and a lizard egg
Along with cooking, gardening has never been my thing. Indeed my use of fresh herbs has been mostly limited to harvesting the occasional spring of rosemary, or making pesto from a basil plant that doesn’t live long. Actually the truth is I’ve never bothered using herbs and spices in my cooking much at all: I’m […]Read More Growing Herbs and Mushrooms
Yes, we got an Instant Pot,and wow I seem to be using it almost every single day! It can pressure cook, slow cook, steam veggies and sauté. Not sure the sautéing function is that useful, (I suppose it would be if you lived in a dorm and this thing was your whole kitchen), but the […]Read More The Instant Pot
My wonderful friend Meret has made me a a custom apron! Total surprise design but obviously she knows me well because there couldn’t be a more “me” apron in existence (outer space and David Bowie?!). Totally blown away unwrapping this art piece. Going to be incredibly useful: it gets messy and wet spending hours in […]Read More The most me apron ever
As I was first starting the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol I found the food pyramid below to be a helpful visual reminder of just what I’m supposed to be eating. (Curtesy of A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, by Eileen Laird, a nice basic starting guide to the AIP.) In a nutshell I would say […]Read More What does it mean to completely follow the AIP?
I’m amazed at what a patient person I’ve actually turned out to be. I’ve always felt quite impatient when I couldn’t do something easily, or had to learn something new that took a while; I like doing things that can be done quickly and I like learning things that can be learned quickly. This whole […]Read More Being zen and feeling better
Apparently liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! (Interesting article on the world’s 11 most nutrient dense foods here). I haven’t tried beef liver yet, but there are two big ones waiting in the freezer. I have, however, now tried chicken liver mousse and actually enjoyed it. I’ve made two […]Read More Organ meat for cocktail hour
My little pint of sauerkraut has been sitting in a dark cupboard for the last week busily fermenting itself, and now it appears that the special lids and jar weights did their job! It’s been a week and the sauerkraut tastes like sauerkraut. I’m pleased with the tools I bought: no need to constantly check […]Read More Krauting success!
Feels a lot less interesting than I thought it might. The pharmacist said this is the “highest dose of prednisone that leaves you in the wakey talky world”, but I honestly haven’t felt much from it at all except a continuing decrease in my autoimmune symptoms, which is absolutely fantastic. The first few days I […]Read More 60mgs of steroids a day
Wild Florida boar! So that’s the easy part done, coming up with another 100 paleo foods will definitely be the challenge. Here’s what I’ve already got on the list: Eating two hundred different foods challenge. A trip to the local farmer’s market furnished some items to put me up to one hundred: shrimp, rambutan, and wild […]Read More First 100 foods! And the hundredth was…