Tag: food

  • Uses for Young Maple Flower

    Uses for Young Maple Flower

    It is that time in the spring that tender green flowers are emerging from the buds of what I like to refer to as The Maple Syrup Tree. Added whole into a stew at the very end will barely cook the buds, which mean they keep a bright colour and retain a little crunch. This…

  • Accidental Weeknight Thai “Risotto”

    Ingredients: 700ml/medium container of a Thai coconut-base pre-made soup 700 ml broth 1 can coconut milk 1.5 cups rice 200 ml water Salt & pepper to taste Instructions: Simmer all ingredients for at least 1 hour. Remove lid to thicken.

  • Stuffed Cabbage

    Stuffed Cabbage

    Yum yum. Many tins for the freezer Cook 2 cups of rice, then cool. Sautée in butter: 3 grated carrots, 3 minced onion, 6 cloves crushed garlic, chopped Asian greens, then cool. Assemble filling by mixing 2lbs ground beef, the sautéed stuff, the cooked rice, 2 eggs, 2 cups of tomato sauce, chopped fresh tomato,…

  • Maple Peanut Butter Dip

    Maple Peanut Butter Dip

  • Sourdough Schedule

    Sourdough Schedule

    A one-page sample sourdough routine for 2 loaves using a close cast iron pot for baking in. I adapted it from Emma Christensen’s interpretation of Chad Robertson‘s recipe in Tartine Book No. 3. Here is the printable pdf file: AshtasSourdoughSchedule  

  • How to benefit from a gluten free diet and still eat bread

    How to benefit from a gluten free diet and still eat bread

    A dear friend recently commented on a picture of my sourdough routine and said “I miss bread.” I felt exactly the same way after half a year of being gluten free. I went without bread or breaded things, or things made with wheat for months.  My body loved it and I felt a massive difference.…