Cool Stuff – Spring

Mint Ice Milk

I’m all about hacking my way into ice cream without an ice cream maker. Earlier this year I taught you how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, and have shared my all-time favorite ice cream flavor recipe: lemon basil ice cream. Today I thought I’d share my recipe for Mint Ice Milk. This egg-free ice cream is quick and easy to make. It is a slightly sweet and […]

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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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Buttered Radishes

I recently had a biiiig party and the first thing I served was buttered radishes. I was actually sort of surprised by how much people loved them, I thought it was just a quirky thing that I liked a lot and wanted to add a whimsical touch to the dinner. But the truth is that buttered radishes are so simple yet so exotic. The peppery fresh flavor combined with that […]

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How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

One of the stories my dad tells me most often about his childhood memories at Tulipwood, is the sound of his grandmother’s ice cream being churned in the kitchen. It was a loud sort of affair, perhaps the first invention on the way to today’s modern ice cream makers. I like to think of her, my great grandmother, making a custard on her stove and then deciding what she was […]

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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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5 Things To Do to Get Your Yard Ready For Spring

Can you tell that we are really, really excited for spring yet? We’ve discussed our obsession with tackling our window boxes, which is a great place to start, but now it’s time to move on to the big stuff — YOUR YARD. Like most things in life, it is best to do a little planning and prep work before jumping in (and having a meltdown at your local nursery). The […]

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Heirloom Rice with Balsamic Mushrooms + Scallions

I am always so inspired by family farmers who are willing to do the hard work to live off the best their hands can produce. Ralston Family Farms has a special place in my heart because of their dedication to making beautiful food, and because it is a lot of women! We are working together this year on my Adventure Getaway, showing how the rice capital of the world is […]

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Modern Pioneering Video: 7-Herb Frittata + Upcycled Flower Styling

I had so much fun teaming up with the crew from Cranford Co.​ to host a Modern Pioneering web series. From The Garden, The Kitchen, The Wild, and The Rest, you’ll be learning recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life. This first one you can use for an easy brunch idea and an upcycled table centerpiece. This is a longer-format video than what we’ve done in the past, so […]

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