I’ve taken up smoking!


Not the evil cigarette kind of smoking, but the kind that gives food a great taste. For my first try, I overfilled the fuel, added too many woodchips and forgot to open the vent. But, after smoking out the house (is that really a bad thing?) I got it back all under control with only…

Hanging it out to dry.


Some extra citrus drying on a 34 degree day. I will try to dry as much stuff as I can over summer, using solar and wind power iinstead of the food dehydrator. I’ll keep that for winter when it can do double duty and heat the house a little. I got the drying rack from…

Fermented garlic…hmmm…


I had some extra garlic that I wanted to preserve for a short while. I put them in brine and vacuum sealed the jar. A lot of bubbles came out of the garlic cloves and now they’re turning green. Does anyone know why? Are they safe to use?