How to pickle your summer harvest

pickle veggies by ecokaren

By now, you probably have cucumbers, zucchinis, peppers, and tomatoes coming out of your ears. So what do you do with all these yummylicious veggies? As the saying goes, “Peter picked a peck of pickles…”, pickle them, of course! I, kimchi queen, love all kinds of pickles. Half sours are my favorite but I can… 

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Canning Strawberry Preserves with Tattler’s Reusable BPA-Free Mason Jar Lids

strawberry preserves

We went strawberries picking last weekend at one of our favorite “Ecological Pick Your Fruit” farms, Fishkill Farm. As you can tell from the little friend that tagged along home, these were organic, free of pesticides. We love this farm because they use minimal chemicals, if not, all organic. These strawberries were $4.99 a quart and some… 

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“Hot Damn!” Sauce Recipe and Weekend Round Up

peppers

What a week, eh? First there was the 5.8 earthquake (that I didn’t feel at all) and then, I go away on vacation and Irene barrels through the region. I tell ya, I can’t leave you alone without all hell breaking lose! But seriously, it has been two weeks since I posted my usual Weekend… 

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3 Homemade Granola Recipes

the BEST granola

So it begins……requests for snacks. Gone are the days when my college boy can just stumble into the kitchen at 2 AM or at any time, for that matter, absentmindedly open the fridge, stand there, longing for that perfect snack to jump out and satiate his ravenous appetite. Nope. No more. Now, he has to… 

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Korean Kimchi Recipe Demystified

kimchi recipe by ecokaren

Koreans are among the leanest and healthiest people on the planet…says MSN Health. I don’t know about that but I do believe kimchi has something to do with our health, good or bad. For those who never watched M*A*S*H*, Kimchi is a fermented pickled cabbage from Korea. Wow weee! What’s that smell??? Kimchi is to… 

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Dairy and Egg Free Vegan Pretzel Recipe

pretzel

We are putting wheat back to our diet. But that’s it. We are still dairy and egg-free….among other things. Emily was d-y-i-n-g to have some baked goodies but most recipes contain dairy or eggs. She found this recipe that has no dairy or eggs and was so thrilled to bake these scrumptious pretzels last Saturday… 

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