Category Archives: Richmond

Old Church Creamery

Old Church Creamery has returned producing some of the most flavorful yogurt in the RVA area without wasting time with carrageenan and guar gum which Dannon and Yoplait add for industrial smoothness. And there is a nice clot of cream … Continue reading

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Fermented rocoto salsa

I am just back from the local El Jardin Latino Market where I failed to find Huacatay (Peruvian mint) paste for fermented rocoto salsa. So I blundered ahead chopping rocoto peppers, onion, garlic, parsley, mint and adding a bit of sauerkraut … Continue reading

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DIY composter

After digging holes and pouring in kitchen scraps for conversion  to useful compost, we finally made an inexpensive, versatile DIY home composter.  We have not quite gotten around  to building a top to complete the three bin system nor collected enough … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving gravy

If you are still using up that turkey, try some for breakfast with bacon, eggs, home fries, gravy and rocoto peppers to jump start your morning.

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Basil rocoto tofu ramen

The rainy dreary season has begun offering a great day to augment simple chicken ramen noodles with fresh basil, fresh rocoto peppers and tofu, marinated in BBQ sauce and Loooosiana hot sauce. Those fleshy, juicy rocoto peppers will warm one … Continue reading

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Homestyle poutine

I finally made a simple poutine with on-hand ingredients: small red potatoes cooked bacon grease, fresh mozzarella or quso fresco (as Kroger destocked cheese curds in Richmond and gravy from turkey fat in the frig. And some salt and pepper. … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut season

A friend is making sausages so I figured it was time to get the salt and cabbage and make a small batch of kraut, one of the easiest of the fermented foods. It really was simple. Cut up the cabbage, add … Continue reading

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