Category Archives: Recipes

Christmas Coquito aka Puertoriccan Egg Nog

Wait, stop the presses! It just happens Publix no longer carries Yautía! My dad, not one to be deterred by important details, went: ‘yautía, boniato, same difference’ and boniato it was. Boniato is another root, favorite with our Cuban neighbors. … Continue reading

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Christmas Comebacks and Family Recipes

Ok, if any of you are still looking for a special Christmas dish to show off to your out of town guests, here is something out of the Puertorrican Christmas playbook. According to my dad, when he was a kid, … Continue reading

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A pro sets me right on sunflower milk

(Earlier ruminations on making nut milks here.) I had dinner with my friends Wayne and Mark last night. They’ve been vegetarian longer than I’ve known them, and I was amused to notice mason jars of nut milk in their fridge. … Continue reading

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Making non-dairy nut milks is a cinch!

I’m not a big fan of cow’s milk, and one of the wonderful things about our bloated, non-sustainable economic and transit systems is the ease with which I can acquire almond, rice, soy, hemp, or coconut milk. Hey, I’ll take … Continue reading

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The Beer! The Beer!

When you see the word “fermented,” you probably don’t first think of pickled eggs, preserved lemons, or kimchi. Odds are good that your very first thought is, “Beer!” This post is for you. Home brewing is probably the coolest intersection … Continue reading

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A Week of Dinners in Pictures–Day 2

  It may be winter wherever you are (or maybe, if you’re my brother in Australia, it’s the dead of summer), but here in Florida it’s been beautiful, t-shirt weather for the past several days.  Tonight’s dinner honors this Florida … Continue reading

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A Week of Dinners in Pictures-Day 1

Yesterday, a friend of mine told me she read this blog and asked, almost incredulously, “Wait, do you cook every day?” I answered, almost as incredulously, “of course.” To me, cooking every day is normal, and I have a hard time conceiving of … Continue reading

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Taking the chill out with mulled wine

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’ve always played around with kitchen gadgets like blenders, cuisinarts, and bread making machines, until even your friends have taken notice and began depositing juicers, old mixers, and all manner of glass jar on … Continue reading

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Making Lemon…. Ehm, Granola Out of Granola Bars.

  Yesterday, my friend Val and I found ourselves with a half hour to kill before an abs and glutes workout that nearly killed us.  On a whim, we decided to try our hand at making granola bars.  Within a … Continue reading

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I’m sorry, did you say, “Pickled bread?”

editor’s note: Stacie is our first guest blogger and we are super excited about her contribution and hope to see many more of her posts in the future! If we’re novice homesteaders, she’s an expert, and we feel very lucky … Continue reading

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