Cool Stuff – Fall
Rose Petal Jelly

My third book “Modern Pioneering” was almost titled “How to Eat a Rose,” because I had a section full of recipes made from the various parts of roses. Did you know roses were edible? Many wild things are and we’ve just forgotten about them as generations have past. I think you will love my recipe for Rose Petal Jelly, it is very quick and easy and also beautiful. And it’s […]

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“How to Make Sprouts”

Last night, I harvested the kale I’m growing in the planter box I tried out this year. Since I didn’t have a lot of growing space this summer, I went with all sorts of containers, and I have to say it’s been rather fun to harvest jalapeños and tomatoes and radishes and herbs and now my second round of kale. I had nothing green to eat in the refrigerator last […]

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“15-Minute Homemade Butter”

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Mine is butter. I like it salty, sweet, herby, garlicy, with a bit of cinnamon and honey perhaps on some warm bread. I have a butter keeper that I love and it sits on my counter and I look for excuses to scoop out of it. I love the grass-fed butter that is bright yellow. It’s not always easy to come by, but it’s out […]

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“Wild Turkey and Oyster Stew”

I recently took a survey on my “secret” Facebook group and asked what kinds of recipes people wanted to see more of. Wild meat was a big request! Since Spring is turkey season, I thought what better time than to share my recipe for Wild Turkey and Oyster Stew? Let me know what you think of it in the comments. You can use domestic turkey too, do not fret. And […]

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“Venison Braised in Quince Juice”

Last month I wrote to you about my grand quince experiment at Tulipwood. I was determined to conjure up more exciting quince recipes aside from our annual quince jelly. And so I dabbled in Quince Membrillo and Quince Pâte de Fruit. Well I also tried one more thing and it was sublime friends! I made Venison Braised in Quince Juice and I think you should make it immediately. And don’t […]

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“Homemade Horseradish”

For a few years now, we’ve been growing horseradish at Tulipwood. The odd thing though is that we haven’t been harvesting it. It just keeps growing and growing, and we keep adding a bit of chicken manure on there which it loves, but we have never really stopped to enjoy the fruits of this particular harvest. That is, until this year! Somehow we stopped to take notice amongst the many […]

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“Homemade Gift: Quince Pâte de Fruit”

As part of my grand quince experiment this fall at Tulipwood, I decided to go way back to my culinary school days and make a fancy schmancy quince pate de fruit recipe. This, like my last quince recipe, would make a wonderful homemade gift this holiday season. And unlike the quince membrillo, this is the type of recipe that would work well with other fruits. A pâte de fruit is a type […]

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“Homemade Gift: Quince Membrillo”

It was a big quince harvest at Tulipwood this year. We make a lot of quince jelly every year, but I always long to dream up new and creative ideas for how to use all of these quinces. There have been years we have been so overwhelmed that we’ve sold them to the local health food store because we had all the jelly we could give away and eat for […]

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“Squash Pot Pie”

Our compost pile at Tulipwood served up some exciting “volunteers” this year. Acorn squash! As well as corn and tomato plants. It was a funny thing to find this Fall and I loved it. I decided to use this unexpected squash harvest as a chance to experiment with some new Fall side dishes, perfect for your Thanksgiving menu. The result: Squash Pot Pie. I think you’re going to love this […]

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“Apple Rose Hand Pies”

This year I decided that Fall is my favorite season. The colors this Fall just knocked my socks off and it inspired me to cook so many things and explore new adventure. These Apple Rose Hand Pies were just one example that I’m excited to share with you. I think they would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving or holiday party menu and they celebrate all of the amazing […]

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