Roasted Cashew Chicken & Rice

When we lived in Oregon, we had a favorite little Thai restaurant that served THE BEST Cashew Chicken Gai. I mean, it was perfect. Spicy. Full of flavor. Served over a wonderful Jasmine rice. Way more food than you could eat in one sitting. I'm not ashamed to say this was one of the few... Continue Reading →

Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

Baby it's cold outside... It's that time of year. We've got cold mornings. We've got cold evenings. We even had snow flakes the other day. But instead of complaining about the weather, I'll just focus on the positive things that come with this seasonal change. Like delicious comfort food that warms right to the soul.... Continue Reading →

How to Make Fermented Hot Sauce

There's some good hot sauces out there. But it wasn't until we began fermenting our own peppers and turning them into hot sauce that I realized how much I've been missing out on! I'm seriously a spicy food junkie. But if it's gonna be hot it's gotta have flavor. The intense boost of flavor that... Continue Reading →

Quick & Easy Pickled Peppers

If you've got a few minutes to spare in the kitchen and a handful of peppers to use up, here is a simple recipe you can use to create delicious pickled peppers. Tangy and packed with flavor, pickled peppers are fantastic on sandwiches or in scrambled eggs. Or use them however you would fresh peppers.... Continue Reading →

How to Make Smoked Tomato Sauce

Our kitchen is seriously a maze of black crates. Each black crate is full almost to the top with peppers and tomatoes. It always amazes me how much we are usually able to pull out of our garden this time of year. It's like the tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and carrots have rallied for one last,... Continue Reading →

How to Make Tomato Herb Pesto

Interested in a twist on the traditional pesto recipe? Look no further than your tomato patch for a way to create a new flavor that will liven up any dish! Think sweet. Think slightly salty. And think earthy herb bliss. I used cherry tomatoes to make this recipe, because they are sweeter than the larger... Continue Reading →

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