I’ve just reached home and the water tastes so ambrosial! I didn’t realize how thoroughly I’d gotten used to the water filtered on base that had been sitting in a big plastic cube with chlorine in it. It also seems weird to be somewhere with whole buildings and wide lanes of traffic. I can’t wait […]Read More Home from Abaco
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
It would be pretty boring being stuck in the house all day without these silly fuzz people to keep me company. This is Ratty (The Rat, Rat) named for Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and also because she often happens to look exactly like an extremely large rat. She’s a Russian Blue with golden eyes […]Read More Cats!
I’m so lucky to be able to spend time in Florida to heal! There couldn’t be a better place than a warm climate, right near the beach. Getting plenty of vitamin D is important for balancing your immune system and the AIP emphasizes fifteen minutes a day of sunshine. I also think it’s important to […]Read More The Daily Beach