Spring Has Sprung!

Here in Southern California, Spring is a magical time where the weather is picture perfect as a healthy mix of sun and rain brings hope and excitement for myriad adventures outdoors. For us, this means much time spent in the garden, which is now bordering on an urban farm, as our endeavors become more and…

Homemade Mulled Cider for the Holidays

  To Mull or not to Mull, is that even a question? Everyone has traditions they enjoy throughout the year whether they be large and nationally recognized ones or just little things that individual families have adopted over the years. One of our family traditions is making a pot of Mulled Cider at Thanksgiving and…

Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin!

It’s almost October and in California that means its time to put on a scarf and some uggs’s with your shorts and buy everything pumpkin spice! For us though it means its time to grind up some spices, bake up some pumpkins and stock up to get us through to next fall-ish. Making pumpkin puree…

Mr. Herb and Ms. Spice

In all honesty folks, stale spices and impotent herbs can be found in every kitchen across America. Whether it’s the specialty spice you bought for that one dish to impress your mate or the lifetime supply of dried parsley you bought on your first trip to Smart and Final, we all have skeletons in our…

Fermenting is just Brine with me ;)

We’ve recently started to dabble into fermenting, which was the next natural step after canning and basic pickling and it has been a delicious adventure! A dabble quickly turned into a delve which is now currently a full-fledged nose dive into flavor discovery. Most everyone is familiar with canning in a conceptual sense, perhaps your…