It’s Za’atar Making Time

In September we harvested the sumac and stored it in our drying racks. We’ve been processing the tiny berries and now we are finalizing the mix. In addition to sumac our recipe uses thyme, marjoram and oregano, all grown at Lucky Dog. It also uses roasted sesame seed and sea salt that we source responsibly….

Now It’s Raining Grapes!

After a summer of almost daily thunderstorms we are now being rewarded with an abundance of fruit. The wait between the pruning of our fruit trees and grape vines and the time they actually bear fruit is a little nerve wracking for me as I’m fairly new at it.  I read books, watch videos and…

Just Roast It

For a simple dinner, we just pull out a cookie sheet and load it up with veggies and pop it in the oven and start roasting. We fill the pan with whatever is on hand, drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. I do line the pan with aluminum foil…

Plums in Abundance

We were blessed with a tree laden with plums this year. This is a first year that this tree has born fruit and it provided with wild abandon. I worry, when I prune, that I will prune too much and the tree will respond with a reticence to produce, but I’m learning this actually isn’t…

Sorrel and Scape Pesto

Here’s a fun pesto that is a seasonal favorite for summer solstice. It’s garlicky delicious without peeling any garlic! It uses the flower stem of the garlic called the scape (which we remove so that energy goes into growing a bigger, better bulb). The addition of sorrel brightens the taste with its lemony tang. Recipe:…

Ohhh, the season of strawberries!

  Gotta love strawberries! We’ve been eating them with yogurt and cereal and tonight we had a salad with strawberry dressing. We will definitely have it again! This is the dressing  we made, but because the strawberries were so fresh and sweet we skipped the sweetener. We had fresh greens, with toasted walnuts and local…