Category Archives: Richmond

First Napa cabbage harvest

It is kim chi time again again as I just harvested a Napa cabbage from the garden which did well starting from Johnny’s Minuet ( F1) seed (Brassica rapa var. pekinensis). In only a couple of weeks that spicy, tangy … Continue reading

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Cranberry walnut rye bread

I had first enjoyed a fabulous cranberry, walnut sourdough rye bread from Daci & Daci in Hobart, Tasmania in 2012 just after their opening. A great start for this was provided by userealbutter referencing The Perfect Loaf. However, both of … Continue reading

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Porter with egg nog

A friend of my son’s had ordered a stout with whipped cream two springs ago so I thought that egg nog might be the way to winter nirvana with a Devils Backbone vanilla porter. Unfortunately this particular porter was a … Continue reading

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Sourdough mashed potato and sweet potato breads

As My Three Sons are no longer living with me I had an abundance of mashed potatoes remaining after the big feast day so though I would make a mashed potato bread with my rye sourdough starter. Because I did … Continue reading

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First empenadas

I never thought I would be making empenadas but after we lost power from the high winds of TS Michael we had thawing meat from the freezer that needed to be saved so it was cooked up and put in … Continue reading

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Fermented green Sungold cherry tomatoes and Jaloro peppers.

It was time to plant the garlic so the tomatoes had to come out. Even though we had a power outage from TS Michael I kept the kefir whey on ice and was able to combin that with tomatoes, peppers … Continue reading

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Okra and potatoes

A Pakistani friend from graduate school had recommended okra and potatoes as a typical vegetable dish, so upon seeing okra at the City Stadium farmer’s market I decided to try a batch. Unfortunately, not knowing anything about what to look … Continue reading

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