All in waste not want not
I love the ritual of savoring a beverage, no matter what it is.
But you get bonus points if it’s a homemade mulberry shrub made from foraged berries!
Today on the blog, how and why we’re going to savor the season all summer long. Pinkies out, bottoms up! Let’s do this.
It's raining loquats in north Florida, which means I'm out here with buckets doing my happy dance.
Most people aren't familiar with the loquat, and don't realize it's edible.
For those living in areas with loquats (most of the Southeast and California in the US, though they can be found worldwide), these tasty fruits are a delicious, low-impact food source. And loquats make one HELL of a fruit salsa. Click through for my Loquat Peach Salsa recipe!
You may have noticed I love food. I consider it a sport and I'm going pro, y'all.
Today we're delving into native berries and low impact food sources... in the form of a delectable mulberry cobbler.
Cobbler for the planet, y'all!
Whenever you stumble across backyard-grown, pesticide-free, locally-grown food, you absolutely should make the most of it.
After wading through oodles of kumquats in my last Waste Not Want Not Challenge, I decided to use up the last of the kumquats in quick and easy kumquat cardamom liqueur... which was a well deserved treat after a long working weekend!
Click through for the step by step on making kumquat infused vodka, kumquat cardamom vodka liqueur, and a Spiced Kumquat Splash!
What a pain in the citrus!
When we left last off, I was drowning in a heap of delightful miniature fruits. Backyard grown (no pesticides or fertilizers), packed with vitamins, and destined to fall and rot, I committed to not letting any of the 37 cups of kumquats go to waste.
So today we explore the wonder of chutney! Click through for a delicious kumquat chutney recipe, which will extend the shelf-life of excess fruits for more than a month.
Kumquats are basically citrus' wild party girl: the peels are sweet, the fruit is sour.
When I stumbled on a small tree covered in unused kumquats, I decided to do another Waste Not, Want Not Challenge. "What does it matter, it's just one tree?" I was asked.
With 925 million people hungry worldwide, it matters. Here's how much food that one tree generated, and here's why taking the Waste Not, Want Not Challenge will change your relationship with food.
A super easy Seville orange jelly recipe that will brighten your morning, and is the perfect counter recipe to the Sour Orange Limoncello post, leaving you with only the seeds and a thin husk of pith as food waste!
And some final thoughts on my first Waste Not, Want Not personal challenge.
I love my family.
But there is no way any of us are getting through the holidays without booze.
Which brings me to my next Waste Not, Want Not project: Sour Orange Limoncello! It's bright, orangey goodness. Click through for the recipe!
When life gives you a giant basket of backyard-grown sour oranges...
Make Seville Orange Marmalade!
It uses the ENTIRE ORANGE, y'all. Waste not, want not. And spread cheer!