The metal bowl contains 5 pounds of Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes). I’ll make a soup tonight, and next week will feature Sunchokes fried in Sage Butter, and Roasted Sunchokes (perhaps with Blue Potatoes). I am not sure what I am … Continue reading
I enjoy listening to Permaculture podcasts while I am driving, or performing menial tasks at work. I am always picking up interesting new factoids and discovering new possibilities. My major discovery this week was this podcast on Olla Irrigation. Olla … Continue reading
Today I tasted the Fermented Chile Rojo Garlic Hot Sauce that I started on September 22nd. It was delicious and Muy Caliente! I decided it was time to finish the batch and bottle it. First I pureed it in the … Continue reading
I recently started a formal Certified Herbalist Education program. After I saw the huge increase in understanding that completing a formal Permaculture Design Course gave me, I decided that my dabbling in herbal medicine would probably also benefit from a … Continue reading
It looks like we are going to get a second crop of artichokes this year. Last year we only got them in the spring. Has anyone else gotten artichokes in both the Spring & Fall from the same plants?
Here’s what I found out in the yard today. I also harvested mint and lemongrass which are not pictured. I plan to make some tomato jam and some fermented Chile Verde Hot Sauce.
Yesterday I had fun with fermentation. I started a batch of red pepper and garlic hot sauce. Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds mixed hot red peppers (I used habaneros, jalapenos, and an unidentified hot red pepper growing in my front … Continue reading