I was always intrigued with the idea of making a fermented hot sauce, but toning down the vinegar content to highlight the fermented character of the sauce. I also like a bit of garlic, so I wanted that in my sauce. Last, I wanted to bring more heat!
A proven recipe for fermented baby pickles. These cornichons make a great snack or addition to a charcuterie plate.
In other blog posts, I have shared how to make some fresh tomatillo salsa and how to use them in delicious pork chili verde. This recipe today, salsa verde, is the original reason I grew tomatillos. I wanted to make a tangy green salsa to enjoy all year.
I’m always looking for new things to do with garlic, and have three methods to share in this post: garlic confit, garlic honey, and black garlic. Each one very simple to make, but each giving you a unique garlic product to enjoy.
Miscela Esplosiva is a hot mixture of miscellaneous ingredients, like a very spicy, finely minced hot giardiniera. Perfect sandwich spread.
My garlic patch produces between 300-400 scapes in a normal growing season. This bounty of garlicky goodness finds many uses in the kitchen.
“What do you want on your pizza?”
Why does this question stop me in my tracks every time? Even if I thought long and hard about it beforehand, when faced with the ultimate choice, my brain will just freeze.
Fresh Tarbais beans make a big difference in this dish, but you can use dried beans, too. The beans are the highlight, but strong support comes from bacon, garlicky fresh kielbasa, and duck confit.
Poutine is a glorious dish. A base of crisp French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds is the common version. Unhealthy, perhaps, but poutine can certainly be enjoyed infrequently and in moderation. Nah, who am I kidding? Dig in!
From the beginning to my current never-ending quest for perfect pizza. Sourdough crust, homegrown tomatoes, and the best toppings.