How to make the best pickled mushrooms ever

Ridiculously Yummy Pickled Mushrooms

  These simple (gluten-free and vegan!) pickled mushrooms are just stupid good! Before I get to the recipe, though, I have to mention the amazing even that I attended recently. Last week, I headed off to San Francisco to catch Women Leaders at the Table: Addressing Inequity in the Good Food Movement. Held by the Commonwealth Club, it […]

Unbelievably simple two-ingredient no-cook preserved lemons! An awesome DIY pantry staple | Tasting Everything

Simple Two-Ingredient No-Cook Preserved Lemons

  With lemons piling up, it’s definitely time to get to the unbelievably easy (practically anticlimactic, honestly) recipe for preserved lemons. There just isn’t too much room for confusion here. If you have lemons, salt, and an extremely clean mason jar, you can have preserved lemons! You won’t even have any dishes to wash besides your […]

Three Ingredient Limoncello! How to make limoncello in three easy steps! | Tasting Everything

Liquid Sunshine: A Homemade Limoncello Recipe!

As promised, here is the limoncello recipe for unbelievably delicious homemade limoncello made with fresh lemons. This is something that I make every single year now that I live in Napa. It was pretty totally incredible, but the first house we rented here had these two huge and gorgeous citrus trees right in the backyard […]

Basic and Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oils: fun and easy ideas for DIY holiday gifts | Tasting Everything

Two Chili Oils and a Hot Sauce – Simple DIY Gift Ideas!

    As I mentioned in the last post, the time has come (“the Walrus said…,”) to use the pile of remaining peppers from the garden, and it occurred to me that these might actually be good DIY gift ideas! I decided on a first attempt at homemade hot sauce and also two different chili oils: […]

Kimchi-Inspired Fermented Hot Sauce: an easy, no-cook recipe for a unique DIY gift | Tasting Everything

Fermented Kimchi-Inspired Hot Sauce

This is the recipe for a pretty simple no-cook hot sauce with kimchi inspired flavors that I mentioned in the last post. The idea here is to keep things easy, pulsing together big flavors and then letting them sit and ferment for 12 days or so to really create something exciting to eat. Print Yum Fermented Kimchi-Inspired Hot […]

The Last Pepper Harvest of the Summer

Hot Sauce: or, My Favorite Magical Elf

Hot Sauce: How to Identify a Truly Awesome Human I have a serious thing for hot sauces.  It’s sort of a hot, burning, passionate, stomach-turning, skin-flushing, I-can’t-live-without-you, I-need-to-put-you-in-my-face sort of affair.  Generally, I buy the stuff three or four bottles at a time. I can’t get enough of it and I could never picture trying to […]

from the garden

Olive Oil Preserved Eggplant and Oven Dried Tomatoes: 2 Recipes

I just had the most fantastic backyard garden summer harvest, and I needed to come up with a couple of recipes to preserve the copious amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and fresh herbs that I gathered. (These recipes are gluten free, of course. I probably don’t need to mention that in every post, but I often […]