Summer Squash On The Grill

    Summer squash can be a pain to grow in Florida, between the bugs and the mildew, but it is so good!  Grilled with a light, herb rub, this made a special summer supper, and would be an excellent accompaniment to hamburgers, BBQ, or pulled pork.  The herb rub recipe makes more than you…

Grain-Free Early Summer Quiche With Basil And Wild Garlic

Mirin has been reading a lot of survival books to himself lately – Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, and Julie Of the Wolves.  He’s been inspired to forage in the forest and ditches.  We certainly do stop to scrump wild plums, harvest wild grapes, mushrooms, betany roots, etc, but I usually draw the line…

Grain-free Cookies N’ Cream Ice Cream Cups

This is the next instalment of Frozen Summer Treat Goodness Experiments that have been going on in the kitchen lately! The cows have been eating bales of just-cut oat hay that smells like oat porridge with honey, and the cream line on the milk has been increasing – the top shelf of the fridge is…

Banana Cream Pie – And A Paleo Grain-free/Dairy-free version

  We had two almost overripe bananas, and lots of creamy milk and eggs on hand – and this was the result.  We can confirm from experience that this delicious pie is great for a picnic at the springs! There are two versions – a real pastry and real creamy milk version, and a Paleo…

BETTERAVES EN SALADE: Beet Salad

I have found beets difficult to grow here, so I am pleased to have a decent crop this spring.  They just don’t grow well in acidic soil, and I have found that sprinkling lime on just after I plant the seeds helps them actually grow.  I grew out a beet trial this year, with five…

SOUPE AU POISSON: Fish Soup

  Fish is one of those special “boughten” foods we don’t get to enjoy often.  With a freezer packed full of home-grown grassfed beef, pastured pork and chicken, it’s hard to justify buying fish.  But fresh fish is just SO good (with emphasis on fresh)! I’ve gotten some disappointing grocery store fish, so look out…

FOIE DE BOEUF SUR LE GRIL: Grilled Beef Liver

Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense parts of the animal, and I am always collecting good liver recipes and suggestions.  Because it creates enzymes and is tied in with the gall bladder, even with careful handling it retains a slightly bitter flavor from the gall.  This, to date, is my absolutely favorite liver recipe. …

Grain-free Calamondin and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rose and I created this recipe together one day when she was inspired to bake and a glowing bowl of calamondins was taking up all the space on the kitchen table.  Rich, and chewy, these cookies have the perfect orange/chocolate flavor balance. Grain-free Calamondin Cookies 4 cups almond flour 1 cup coconut sugar 3 eggs…

Calamondin Souffle

Calamondins are tiny, extremely sour and flavorful citrus fruits that grow abundantly here in the winter.  They are a great lemon substitute with unbeatable orange flavor.  Many Southern cooks have their own version of calamondin cake (get a grain-free version here). With a new abundance of milk and eggs, I wanted to make something that…

Grain-Free Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

This recipe is a perfect grain-free, naturally sweetened and Paleo-legal alternative to the traditional wheat-based gingerbread cookies.  Made with almond flour and sweetened with honey and coconut sugar, these cookies turned out deliciously crunchy, chewy, and fragrant with holiday spices. 3 cups almond flour (and extra for rolling out dough) 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2…