That Cough. Yeah, you know the one.

Licorice and Elecampane Cough Syrup You know the one; the lingering cough that you just can’t seem to kick? Well not me, but my son has had a chesty cough that has been lingering at a low level. He has been taking (with not as much regularity or consistency as I would like) kid-friendly elderberry syrup […]

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Sauerkraut and Kimchi Bites

I will admit it, I am a delinquent blogger. I had good intentions to keep up. If only you could see the list of blog posts I started and did not finish…lets see, ‘Green Beans Galore!’ is going on two years old, ‘Do You Ever Think About Soap?’ yup, last spring, ‘Christmas Eve Egg Nog’ […]

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Nicol’s Cherries

Nicol’s Cherries are an under-21 version of my Real ‘Maraschino’ Cherries. It just would not be right for the adults to enjoy a fancy cocktail with a cherry on top and none for the kids. I mean what kind of backwards world would that be? Kids LOVE cherries. Cherries atop 7-up, cherries in lemonade, and […]

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Pak Choi Slaw with Fermented Radishes and Cashews

Can you say ‘yum’? Of course you can. Andrew just got back from a halibut fishing trip over on the coast, and of course he didn’t bring back any halibut. After three years and three halibut trips and no halibut, I have come to the conclusion that catching halibut must be akin to the quest […]

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Real-Food ‘Kool-Aid’

My son loves junk food. Several times since the weather warmed up Col as asked me to make Kool-Aid. Sorry kid, not going to do it. Not only is the sugar atrocious, but kool-aid is way to artificial to make a showing in our house; The artificial colors and flavors, not good.  Col gets enough […]

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Vanilla-Maple Rhubarb Sauce

Seriously, I want to take a poll (you can comment below), do you like rhubarb sauce?  Do you know what it is?  How do you eat it? For the record, I love rhubarb sauce; I remember my mom cooking a pot of rhubarb every spring. We would eat the sauce plain, served as a side […]

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Taco Seasoning – Ditch the Packets

Here on the Pickle-farm I have made an effort to minimize processed foods in our kitchen. One of the easiest things to ditch are packages of pre-made seasonings. I don’t care if you are talking about rubs for the bbq, salad dressing, or taco seasoning, if you have a spice rack there is no need […]

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