Harissa

I often get ideas for recipes not in the kitchen, but in the garden. The plants, they talk. They give you hints and nudges. Not in words, of course, but in little whiffs of smells – or the irresistible beauty of their fruits and roots and leaves. I’m trying again with the garden. It’s hard…

Three Hot Sauces

Once again this season – this whirling, swirling season of new gardens and homeschool, birthdays and busyness and expectations, has picked me up and crushed me like a hurricane from the Gulf. Every day feels so, so busy – every moment so very, very full. I feel like I’m suffocating under all the work. Some…

End-of-Season Sriracha (With A Twist!)

  At the end of the season here, the only things still hanging on in the garden are cassava, roselle, sweet potatoes, and hot peppers.  This year even the hot peppers are flagging – they really haven’t appreciated all the rain this summer.  No matter, last year the hot peppers were in rare form, and…