stir fried cucumbers in a bowl
Recipes

Stir Fried Cucumbers

Stir fried cucumbers make for a tasty and interesting side to any meal. Ready in just 15 minutes, these tender-crisp cukes are a great recipe to keep up your sleeve!

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jar of zucchini relish
Pickling

Easy Refrigerator Zucchini Relish

This old fashioned sweet and spicy zucchini relish is a great way to use up that big old zucchini you found hiding in the garden.Simply make the recipe, put it in jars and pop in the fridge.

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clear squeeze bottle with brown liquid
Foraged Foods

Easy Mushroom ‘Soy’ Sauce

There are many ways to preserve mushrooms, but this one may be the easiest. This sauce stays good in the fridge for months, and can be used on any number of things.

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maitake mushroom slathered in barbecue sauce being cut on a cutting board
Foraged Foods

Breathtaking BBQ Maitake Mushroom

This special technique comes from Wicked Healthy (check out wickedhealthyfood.com for more amazing vegetarian recipes!) with a couple small flourishes of my own. By brining and pressing the mushroom, you end up with an extra meaty texture.

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blanched spinach dressed in sesame sauce
Recipes

Japanese Spinach Goma-ae

This healthy spinach side dish has a sweet, nutty flavour and goes with pretty much any meal. It is particularly well-suited as a sushi side dish.

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two arancini balls in a bed of red tomato sauce and sprinkled with parmesan
Recipes

Leftover Risotto Arancini

Leftover risotto is never as good the next day. All the work you put into it to make it creamy, silky, and luscious is lost. Luckily leftover risotto has the perfect texture for making arancini!

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Bowl full of rice vermicelli noodles and colourful vegetables herbs and edible flowers
Foraged Foods

Vietnamese Bún with Puffball Mushroom

Bún is a traditional Vietnamese dish of rice vermicelli noodles topped with meat, veggies, and sometimes chopped spring rolls. It is served with nước chấm, a bracing sauce made primarily of fish sauce.

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4 jars of diced tomatoes
How-To

How to Can Diced Tomatoes for the Freezer

This easy instructional will show you how to preserve your summer bounty of tomatoes into a useful product you can use later. You’ll be thanking your past-self for the work done when you pop open a jar in February and feel the summer sunshine cascading out!

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french style baguette
Baking

Garlic and Rosemary Baguette

The addition of garlic and rosemary makes this bread extra delicious! Serve with charcuterie, as a sandwich, or on its own slathered with some good quality butter.

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grilled slices of puffball mushroom coated in za'atar spice on a blue plate
Foraged Foods

Giant Puffball Mushroom “Manakish”

Manakish is a Levantine dish consisting of pita bread, slathered in za’atar, cheese, or minced meat and baked, almost like an Arabic pizza. Giving puffball mushrooms a similar treatment makes for seasoned crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside deliciousness!

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bowl of oatmeal with pink stewed plums topped with granola
Breakfast

Quinoa and Oat Porridge with Stewed Plums

This healthy, fibre-packed breakfast is exactly what you need in the morning! The addition of stewed plums makes for a delightful sweet and sour experience and adding granola, nuts, or seeds on top gives it the perfect textural contrast!

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