I do not claim to be fully self-sufficient. While I continually strive to improve that, there are just some things that I'll never be able to produce myself - and I'm not willing to do without. I still depend on growers in other climates to produce the wheat, the oats, and the corn that […] Read More
Preserve your garden's bounty with this simple salsa recipe.
Otherwise known as passion fruit, liliko‘i is Mother Nature’s answer to a SweeTart. The first sour bite of a liliko‘i will jangle all the way back to your jawbone. Stick with it, though, and you’ll catch the tropical sweet undertones if this much-loved fruit. Filled with small black seeds wrapped in a juicy orange membrane, […] Read More
Save your watermelon rinds to make a knock-off old fashioned hamburger relish!
I "met" Joan Bailey during the blogathon I did several months ago. We had a discussion (a short one; it was on Twitter!) about beets and she was kind enough to share a guest post here at Attainable Sustainable. Welcome, Joan! Photo courtesy of Dragonwood Farm, a little farm in Michigan's southeast corner organically growing […] Read More
Mm. Mustard. I love mustard. But those fancy pants Dijon mustards give me a headache. I can get organic Dijon that comes in plastic. Or non-organic Dijon in glass. (Go figure, right?) Then it occurred to me that this is yet another product we've become accustomed to buying ready to use, when there's a perfectly good […] Read More
My mother would no sooner toss out a roasted chicken carcass than she would rob a bank. Consequently, neither would I. But I'm shocked at the number of roast chicken remains I've seen go in the trash over the years (mind you, I've rescued some, too). Is it because the cooks don't know how to […] Read More
Making homemade sausage is really easy to do and the results are so much better than the stuff from the grocery store. It takes me about 15 minutes to make a batch of this sausage. All you need is ground pork, some spices, and red wine. I encourage you to try this, especially if you've […] Read More
I pulled the first beets out of the garden the other day. I'm not a beet grower and have only just added beets to our dinner repertoire, so this is new to me. I cut off the greens and headed to the compost pile when it occurred to me that hey, these are edible too! […] Read More
I've been harvesting green beans from the garden for a month or so. On one of those days when my harvest didn't quite match up with my dinner plans, I found myself with more beans than I'd be able to use fresh, so I decided to preserve some. I've not had much luck in the […] Read More