Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Heirloom Carrots

I love finding new heirloom varieties of fruits and veggies.  These are some gorgeous carrots that our local grocery store has started to sell.  My picture does not do them justice.

My four year old loves eating these colorful carrots - it makes meal time much more fun.

What are some of your favorite heirlooms?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Some Cultured Spring Veggies

Time is just flying!  Life is full and busy, with school, children, cooking, and starting up my new business, you can see HERE.

Right now a lot of our "spring" produce is coming in, including strawberries (filled my dehydrator with about 20 or so pints the other day!), blueberries, and lots of yummy veggies.

I have made a lot of cultured veggies in the past week, and yesterday, I made this one with some radishes, and romanesco that came in our co-op the week.  I love the colors.  It was very easy to make, and probiotic rich.

I used a 3L pickl-it jar and had two small head of romanesco and about 12 large radishes.  I broke the romanesco into small pieces and cut the radishes in quarters since they were so large.  I used a brine with a ratio of 19g salt to 4 cups of water.  This will sit in our pantry for 4-5 or until it stops bubbling.  I can't wait to try these.  My 4 year old really likes "radish pickles."

Thanks for hanging in there with me, as life is so busy for me these days!