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Savor These Two Books

These two books are have links to the Southwest, and both will provide feast for you – one for the eyes and spirit, one for the tummies of you and any kids in your life. If you can find these locally, that would be grand. Sixty-five percent of every dollar spent locally stays in the local economy rather than going to some mega-corp in a galaxy far far away. To find a local bookstore near you use, use the “Indie Bookstore Finder (.org!)” website. Feast Your Eyes For a bit […]

Barrel Cactus Provide Ample Seed for Cooking and Baking

Barrel cactus fruit are one of my favorites foraged foods.  Barrel cactus fruit are easy to pick, plentiful, and even a beginner will be successful! Plus barrel fruit are one thing you can find and forage in almost any month of the year. Which reminds me – do sign up for the newsletter (scroll to bottom of each page) because each week we generally feature a seasonal “foraged find”! Which one are Barrel Cactus? Just in case you are new here – barrel cactus is the generic term for a […]

Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are about ready to harvest right now in Southwest gardens.  Rather than boil them and lose a lot of flavor – roasting them seals in an added layer of flavor! Roasted Artichokes serves 2 or 4 – depending 3 fresh artichokes 2 large fresh lemons 2 tablespoons olive oil fresh herbs chopped fine – fresh if possible, use half as much dried. rosemary, thyme, oregano, and a bit of sage coarse or Himalayan sea salt ¼ teaspoon dried peppergrass seed or freshly-cracked black pepper Preheat oven to 400°F   […]