Elderberry flower sweet tea

Elderberry shrubs are a beautiful and bountiful part of the food forest, producing large quantities of flowers that eventually become large quantities of delicious berries…yum! No need to wait for this transformation to enjoy Elderberry shrubs, however, for the flowers make tasty treats as well… For a refreshing batch of Elderflower sweet infusion you will…

Lentil Beet Soup

This is a simple soup for two made of two’s: carrots & beets; rosemary & thyme; cayenne & turmeric. I made this last week because my roommate and I were both massively sick and needed a spicy, hearty pick-me-up. The proportions are approximate, don’t get too hung up. Add more water if you want a…

Winter Vegetable Slaw

I’ll be the first to admit that root vegetables can get old pretty quickly. Some winters I’ve downright struggled to make it through week after week of cabbage… leeks… sunchokes… beets… and PARSNIPS. Don’t even get me started on parsnips! For some reason, I’ve just never liked cooked parsnips. That confession behind me, I had…

Vegetable Stock

Until a couple years ago, I was completely convinced that making vegetable stock was a skill beyond me. There had to be a reason it was so readily available in cans and cubes, after all. One day, in a rush at the grocery store on a quest to make vegetarian chicken and dumplings, I found myself…