Spring Onion Soup

Hello! This soup was created when I harvested a large globe onion from our community garden, with all the beautiful greens still attached. Most onions purchased at the grocery store have had the greens removed and are then cured for … Continue reading

Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese Seven Spice Mix)

What Is It? Shichimi Togarashi is a Japanese spice mix that translates very literally to “seven flavor chile pepper”. As with almost any spice mix, the blend of ingredients varies. Typical ingredients include sansho or Sichuan pepper, dried citrus peel, sesame seeds, … Continue reading

Chive Blossom Butter

Hey! The chives are in full bloom in our community garden and I couldn’t let those beauties go to waste. Along with the recipe below, I also soaked some in white wine vinegar for a week and that turned out … Continue reading

Onion Turmeric Jam

Hello! Here is a quick and fun recipe to use fresh turmeric. It is easy to make and keeps for a couple weeks in the refrigerator. Flavor Profile I used a 1/2 teaspoon of both the fennel seeds and mustard … Continue reading

Veggie Scraps + Turmeric Vegetable Broth Recipe

Hello! While I was looking for a way to use up my stockpile of fresh turmeric, I also realized my freezer was about to burst apart at the seams with all of the vegetable trimmings I have been stashing away. … Continue reading

Turmeric & Almond Butter Dressing

Hello, I am on a hard-core turmeric kick as of late. There have been multiple farmers selling it at my local farmers market and I just can’t.get.enough. I was so surprised the first time I saw it locally, thinking it was … Continue reading

Cilantro Stems + A Quick Sauce Recipe

Hello! I looked in my refrigerator last week and found 3 bunches of cilantro. Most of the leaves were already used but I left the stems, thinking I would do something with them before they went bad. Nope. Two of … Continue reading

Turmeric Honey Compound Butter

Finding fresh, local turmeric is a thing of beauty. I was lucky enough to come across some at the Main Street Farmers Market here in TN last spring and have been using it slowly ever since. I put the uncut … Continue reading

Beet Stem Jam

Don’t throw away those beet stems! While this only makes a small amount, it is so easy that you don’t have an excuse not to make it. You can add other stems too – save your Swiss chard, collard green … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Miso Sauce

Tomato season is on it’s last leg here in southern Tennessee but there are still a few cherry tomatoes hanging around our community garden (that is, until my son walks by and won’t leave until he has eaten every ripe … Continue reading