Though it’s technically not the same as my Gram’s, I would say it’s even better: homemade biscuits with locally grown and milled whole grains, a rich sausage gravy made from locally raised and seasoned pork, and crisp fresh apples seasoned with fresh herbs from the garden.
The Fruits of Summer
This is the time of year when sunshine is bursting in the flesh of sweet sweet fruit. Sunlight muscles out the darkness of night, and we have more time for all the things on our never-ending to-do list. One thing I always … Read More
As the summer fruit transitions from strawberries to blueberries, raspberries to cherries, blackberries to apricots, peaches to plums and pluots, nectarines to grapes, and melons to figs, appreciate each atop a creamy canvas of muesli.
Muesli (pronounced muse-ly) is a soaked mixture of oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and spices. Developed by a Swiss physician for his patients, muesli is a breakfast reminiscent of hot oatmeal though built for hot summers. Instead of cooking the oats, you leave them to soak in milk overnight in … Read More
Blueberries are currently available at select U-Pick farms and markets across the North State, but they won’t last forever. For now, I plan to pick all the blueberries I possibly can, stash a lot in my freezer, and melt some down with ginger and the last crop of local citrus.… Read More
Kombucha is popular. You’ll find it at any health food store, Safeway, and most Costcos now. Pacifi c Culture has installed taps all over Chico in places like Chico Natural Foods, Tin Roof Bakery, and Naked Lounge. Like with brewing other types of bubbly fermented beverages, kombucha is something people … Read More