A Recipe For Spring: Nasturtium Pesto

April 18th, 2017 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

The inspiration for this recipe came to me rather unexpectedly — from Waits’s teacher! A few Mondays back I was dropping him off at school, and I asked her about her weekend. She told me that she’s made a delicious nasturtium pesto, and I was like “Wait, WHAT??” I love nasturtium flowers and I eat [...]

Homemade Vegan Empanada Dough

January 6th, 2017 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

I found myself tasked with making 100 empanadas. ONE HUNDRED! How do I get myself into these things? Well, like this: I was dropping Waits off at school one morning, back in early December, and I casually asked his teacher, “Hey, I’m going to Costco this afternoon, is there anything you need?” Because they often [...]

How To Make A “Ginger Bug” (Wild-Fermented Starter For Homemade Soda)

July 21st, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

Last month, Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® brand jars, launched a countdown to their 2016 international Can-It-Forward Day, and asked me if I would like to be involved. Well would I ever! You guys know that I don’t often take on sponsors (for all kinds of reasons), but a love of mason jars + [...]

How To Make Nutritive Herbal Vinegars

July 9th, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

I adore vinegar. Adore it! And I use it every single day, in salads and marinades and sauces and beverages and on and on. Which is why I was so thrilled when I began reading about the nutritive power of herbal vinegars. You get vinegar, plus delicious additional flavor, PLUS healthy vitamins and minerals! And [...]

How To Make Ultra-Nourishing Iced “Meadow Tea” (Our Favorite Refreshing & Nutrient-Rich Summer Drink)

May 3rd, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

“Ooh mama, can we make Meadow Tea pleeeeease??” Waits squeals at me as we pass our favorite herb stand at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. It’s spring time in California and the plants are just about bursting from his table. I scan the contents looking for the one key . . . and yes! I spy [...]