Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some Colorful Culinary Tips

Based upon last night's clinical trials (performed in my highly professional staging area ...AKA my back yard, by three gourmet experts..AKA Peter, my good friend Stephanie and me), I have several culinary tips for the locavores in my life.  Here goes:

1. Homemade mint jelly is awesome with plain, local chevre

2. Home fermented cabbage (sauerkraut) is delicious, even when it's pink (I mixed red and green cabbage). It's especially good with brats. Pickling crocks can still be bought inexpensively at yard sales and the occasional thrift store.

3. Lettuce crudites picked straight from the garden are amazingly tasty.  Served with some of the chevre and snippets of fresh herbs, you can't go wrong.

4. Good company and cheap wine go well together.  They even cancel out hot and humid weather discomforts. Next time, we'll have homemade wine.  And I'm sure that will go together even better.

Life is good.


  1. Mhmmmm. The kraut looks awesome. I need to make some of that myself.

  2. It's sure easy to do! And tastes so much better than store-bought.