Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dehydration Experiment - Salt & Vinegar Chips

Dehydrated potatoes
Here we go:
Original recipe:
3-4 regular potatoes
Raw apple cider vinegar
Himalayan crystal salt
Place potatoes (peeled + sliced) in a large bowl with enough apple cider vinegar to cover them, soak for 10-15 minutes. Drain chips and lay flat on mesh screen, sprinkle with salt. Dehydrate at 105°F for 5-10 hours or until crispy.

How I made them:
3 medium potatoes. So I thought I bought regular potatoes, but they had more of a purpley-skin, white innards and were hard to slice like a sweet potato. Then I bought 3 actual potatoes, they turned out much better.
Roughly peeled them, sliced them in the food processor.
Added them to a bowl, sprinkling Braggs apple cider vinegar and a bit of (my guilty pleasure)Nature's Seasoning on every layer.
Let sit for 1-2 hrs turning every so often.
Put on the dehydrator sheets overnight.
PS It smells like vinegar on the 2nd floor of the house from these....

Sunday, February 19, 2012



They were a bit much to be eaten as 'leek chips' but provided great flavor to cheddar scones I made with spent beer grains.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Parsnip 'sushi'

Nori Rolls with Ginger Sunflower Pate from the The Sunny Raw Kitchen. Their cookbook was the first raw book that I bought and everything has been amazing.
The rolls were made with a ginger sunflower pate, parsnip 'rice' and assorted fillings. I'm finding out that I'm not the biggest fan of parsnips (I believe that this was the first time I've had them, definitely the first time I had purchased them) but enough pickled ginger on anything makes it amazing!
2 cups peeled and roughly chopped parsnip
1 medium garlic clove
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Process the parsnip and garlic in a food processor until a rice-like consistency is achieved. Add the pine nuts and salt and process some more.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

30 days

The new year has begun a bit stressful and I haven't been too motivated. I haven't been able to get myself into the pool and my work schedule hasn't allowed me to go to spinning as much as I'd like. So I'm going to join in with a few other bloggers for a 30 day yoga challenge.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V Day

East End Graffiti, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Neighbours, Brothers Drake Meadery

Neighbours at Brothers Drake
The drummer is an old college/indymedia friend (here) so I felt like I should try ye'new camera out.
First time shooting a band with the new camera. Still struggling with the flash but discovered that the camera records pretty decent sound with the video.
Sarah and I split a sampler, all were tasty but the hop infused mead is still my favorite. The owner had us try shots of the habanero mead and the $3 bowl of soup hit the spot.
Also, it was difficult to shoot inside the Meadery and not have it look like a house show.IMGP9987

Sunday, February 12, 2012

beets beets beets beets

quick pickled & dehydrated beets
Having just discovered beets a few years ago when we kept getting bunches in the weekly farmshare, I am making up for those lost 20+ years. I could eat pickled beets everyday, and have them most days on my salad with their brine as dressing.
Top plate holds quick-pickled beets and the bottom plate dehydrated 'beet chips'.
Next on the beet lineup is Keysir Allecha, ethiopian style beets. The recipe is from the recently gifted Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food cookzine! xgfx.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Critical Mass June 2006
Whoah, we're getting married in 52 days.
Barry Roubaix in 45 days. Holy shit, I gotta get on the bike.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

less than 60 days...

Decisions were made and items acquired in the last four days. It's getting real now. Whoah.
Poshta Designs!
ring by Morgan's Treasures, invites by Poshta Designs