Muscadine Jam

Muscadines are one of the few grape varieties that thrive in the summer heat of the Southern United States, both in the wilds and backyard arbors. A week or so ago I purchased some from the farm stand just down the road.   The thick skinned grapes are most often used for making wine or … More Muscadine Jam

Mango Pickle

I have been a lover of mango pickle ever since my Indian roommates at boarding school in India shared their homemade mango pickle with me. When I spotted these green (unripe) mangoes in the market my first thought was mango pickle.   The one time I made mango pickle a couple years ago I did … More Mango Pickle

Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Raw cashews which have been soaked for a few hours can be blended with various other ingredients to make a variety of delicious creamy sauces, condiments, dips and dressings. Nutritional yeast is an ingredient commonly blended with cashews to make a sauce which some perceive to have a cheesy flavor. Delicious as such sauces indeed … More Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

A Moringa Morning

I trimmed off the top of my moringa plant because it is getting rather tall and it will need to be brought inside the house for the winter. I’m hoping that topping the tree will encourage it to branch out and not just grow straight up with a single trunk.   I had never used … More A Moringa Morning