Last Tuesday, I flew down to Austin to meet my brand new nephew and hang with my sister and her family for a week. I fully intended to keep posting here on the blog (I even had a schedule) but I quickly slipped into the rhythm of their life and lost my grip on my best laid plans.
Instead of writing, I’ve spent countless hours snuggling (and bouncing) a three week old, playing trains and reading books with the three year old, and making food (squash gratin! soup! pasta sauce! granola!). I taught my brother-in-law how to make jam and gave my sister a crash course in homemade sauerkraut. In my book, it has been time very well spent.
- Still got tomatoes? Pressure can up some soup!
- Julia has the scoop on the new book, Fermented Vegetables.
- Here’s a terrific interview with David Ehreth of Sonoma Brinery.
- Speaking of pickles, how about some in-season carrots and daikon!
- Quick pickled peppers (and some serious pickle porn!).
- Sweet potato butter. Not cannable, but totally delicious.
- Apple conserve. Yum.
- Awesome jam wisdom from the folks behind We Love Jam.
- Two takes on savory winter squash pies.
- Pumpkin date truffles (the post calls these caramels, but I struggle calling something made almost entirely with pureed dates a caramel. Delicious? Yes! Caramel? Not so much).
- Chocolate chip pumpkin oat bars. Sounds like my kind of thing!
- These raw chocolate and pistachio butter cups sound amazing (though really, I just want the pistachio butter).