Author: aneelee

all the peppers

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cooking in season / preserving the seasons
jalapeño ferment start |

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I got hit with large amounts of peppers (hot ones) over the weekend. Serranos, jalapeños, poblanos, and habaneros all had to be dealt with immediately. Quick breakdown of what I put up below: Fermented Jalapeños – Ya’ll… I am fermenting everything thanks to The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen. Picture above is what I started with. Charred Habanero Sauce – Used this recipe as a base with […]

veggie meal plan – july 20, 2015

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Summer’s halfway point is here! I am ignoring all the back to school sales (mostly) and gonna try my best to enjoy these last few weeks of summer with the 11yo. I have lots of canning to take care of this week so meals are easy peasy. Quick breakdown of what I have planned below: Meals Hummus Wraps Adobo Eggplant Quesadillas | Potato Salad with Poblano Mayo* | Various Salsas Summer Minestrone** | Mixed Greens & […]

veggie meal plan – 7/12/15

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vegetarian meal plans

Last week kicked our butts, but we survived and even managed to squeeze in some quality time with my mama. Meal plans help me get my bearings in the kitchen and, in turn, the time in the kitchen helps ground me altogether. Lots of food to put up, a recipe coming later this week, and I am about to start a new hashtag to help track the fig explosion that is about to happen – #figlandia.

fridge pickles

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refrigerator pickles |

Sometimes, you just have to take a break from the water bath canning. These beauts are tucked in the back of the fridge. Ratios for the brine are in Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen, where you can also learn oodles of simple tricks for preserving your garden/CSA stash.