Sauces & Condiments

Winter Daikon Kimchi

Winter Daikon Kimchi

Over the years, I've become quite fond of the kimchi recipe I developed and always feel slightly saddened when I see my reserves get lower and lower. Kimchi easily takes the leaderboard amongst the several varieties of fermented vegetables I prepare each year.

Narazuke at Home (vegetables pickled in lees)

Narazuke at Home (vegetables pickled in lees)

As with most new things these days, I went to the net for more details about this intriguing ingredient. Eventually, I would learn that the sake lees I had in my possession is referred to as sakekasu and is very often used for curing vegetables.

Soy Cured Egg Yolk

Soy Cured Egg Yolk

Apparently, there's  hundreds of ways to prepare eggs yet, it wasn't until about a month ago that I discovered the soy cured egg yolk. A friend tagged me in a photo on Instagram and I felt a sudden curiosity towards this particular technique. With an array of work, travels, and the holidays, I put this experiment on hold until the new year.

Fermented Cranberry Chutney

Fermented Cranberry Chutney

With a large prep list for Thanksgiving Day, I do my best to get a few things done earlier in the week so that the holiday can be a little less "busy". Make this fermented chutney a few days ahead of time and allow it to get nice and bubbly. 

Apple Molasses

Apple Molasses

Sugar is literally dropping off of dozens of trees here at Three Lily Farm. Well, maybe not really but this recipe has quickly led me to want to harvest, press, and reduce just about every apple I can pick or scrap off the earth. 

Verdurette Kraut

Verdurette Kraut

A few years back I came across a recipe for vegetable bouillon in one of the many books on my shelf entitled Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning. Since I had heaps of parsley, celery, and leeks in the garden, it felt like the most appropriate way to preserve the bounty. After mincing, I mixed in Maine sea salt and applied a lid to the jar.

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

The abundance of greens in the garden make the perfect base for different variations on pesto, chimichurri, and as the recipe below, chutneys. While most gardeners or farmers pull the weeds, making room for better known leafy greens like spinach, chard, and kale, I like to allow some wild greens to take off and do their thing. We have a good exchange :) 

Nettle Butter

Nettle Butter

Vibrantly green stinging nettles are a perfect match for golden yellow butter! Now that the snow is a distant memory and the growing season is well underway, I am now continuously provided with a lovely assortment of ingredients to add to my repertoire. Nettles, which are proudly my favorite leafy green, is taking on many shapes and forms in my kitchen. From gnocchi to falafels, these stinging greens make their way onto my dinner table every few days.