Condiments & Sauces

Beets with Garlic and Fennel

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Condiments & Sauces, Digestion, Ferments & Preserves | 0 comments

Beets with Garlic and Fennel

I planted my beets in February this year and I received a bumper crop! Unfortunately, they began to bolt last week so I knew it was time to harvest them. What to do with a sink full of beets? Ferment them! Fermentation? Like beer? Well, yes, but . . .  You know that yogurt you enjoy? Not only does it taste good, but it has probiotics, good bacteria, which benefit your digestion. That’s fermented milk. Do you realize that every civilization throughout time has had their history of fermented foods and beverages? They had to utilize fermentation for lack of refrigeration. Today, most of...

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Pumpkin Mole

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Condiments & Sauces, Gluten-Free, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pumpkin Mole

On the way home from a Cyclocross race in Astoria a few weeks ago, we stopped by a a restaurant in Seaside where Mark had Chicken Enchiladas with a Pumpkin Mole sauce that was, well, to die for.  I had to recreate it! Mole, a type of Mexican sauce, comes in a variety of flavors and ingredients, with chili peppers as the common factor. Modern “Americanized” moles usually have the spice from the pepper, the sweet from the fruit (blackberry, raspberry, and in our case, pumpkin) and a good hint of chocolate. When I looked online for a healthy pumpkin mole recipe, most contained wheat...

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