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Spicy Fennel Relish

I’m prepping for the 4th of July already, and, for me, that means condiments. This spicy fennel relish is tangy and crunchy and going fast… I hope there is some left for the 4th! 90 more words

The Empty Basket


Senior says this is the best sandwich ever (I think I’ve heard that before). Of course, one of his recent dinners was a salad he deemed “too green,” so anything overflowing with meat was bound to earn a gold star. 226 more words



Whether it’s the Italian Giardiniera or the French spelling of Jardiniere, it’s a delicious mix of vegetables that get their kick from soaking in a vinegar-mustard seed brine. 254 more words


Laissez Les Bons Boefs Roulez!

Beef.  The quintessential meat.  Hearty and filling, it can be found throughout many different cuisines served in very different forms.  If you visit Chicago, you can sample some of the best steaks in the country.   833 more words

American Cuisine

Making Giardiniera

Giardiniera, or jardiniere in French, simply means mixed pickles from the garden.  Frank and I made a batch of this the other day, and you can see how it turned out below.  490 more words


Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers

Who doesn’t crave a cheesy burger? For this one I used spicy ketchup since it’s all I had, I also added Giardiniera which made the whole burger pretty spicy so beware! 213 more words

Fermentation Station

I’ve been fermenting so many things this week!

I have a demonstration coming up at work in a few weeks that I’ll be showing how to use The Perfect Pickler, a water lock seal for wide mouth mason jars. 237 more words