Category Archives: food

Things to do with nettles

My friend C. does a medicinal herb gathering once a month through the Barn Raisers and this month among other things we talked about stinging nettles. Like lots of herbs that grow wild all over the place, it has a … Continue reading

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Winter herb strategy

My summer herb strategy is to have the herb garden downstairs so every time I need any I get a 25 stair times two stairclimbing routine.  My winter herb strategy is to prune the garden back and let it overwinter, … Continue reading

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Odd jobs mostly

K. and I did a deep clean of the kitchen last night (minus the stove top, which is covered in baked-on milk that boiled over while I was making Indian ice cream for a birthday party – the recipe involved … Continue reading

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Cats and cookies

Different people have different superpowers.  Some people can find a four leaf clover every time they walk through a field.  Some people can do math in their head (probably with the aid of witchcraft.)  And I can make myself at … Continue reading

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Woodchuckfest veg*n chili

So last night we threw a party at the place for our wonderful Buffalo crew, the tribe of likeminded folks we’ve been lucky enough to find.  The occasion?  K. and I are getting married next Saturday.  Yeah, I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Rose hip tea

So.  Those are the rose hips from the other day.  Most ended up in my freezer with the hops from the same Buffalo backyard, waiting until I feel like making jam with them, but I used a few to make … Continue reading

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Tomato Jamstory

The story of this tomato jam will be short today.  In a last-ditch attempt to rest this wrist situation (hard to do when so much of life requires at least a small degree of use of the dominant hand) I … Continue reading

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Notes from a Meat Lover: Beef on Weck edition

Hello again, it’s MC Casual BlogStyles again, filling in for Allison while she is still dealing with hand issues.  You may remember me as that chick who made limoncello.  So you already know that I am a lush, but I … Continue reading

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How to eat in the woods

Backpacking trips have the potential to be pretty punishing food-wise.  There isn’t a lot of opportunity for variety and perishables don’t do so well, tricks of the trade like a Nalgene of frozen eggs notwithstanding.  This isn’t to say that … Continue reading

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On the cover of the ‘Taste’ section, appropriately

On Wednesday, the Buffalo News ran an article on Fancy & Delicious.  Which is exciting!  It gives a lot of background on our clay oven on the East Side which we use mostly for workshops these days – next Sunday … Continue reading

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