Entries by Beth

Apple Crisp

This is the apple crisp recipe I’ve been using: Old Fasioned Easy Apple Crisp

Pesto Night 2023

5 cups of basil leaves, packed 2/3 cup walnuts 12 cloves garlic 3 Tb olive oil 1/2 teas salt

Floating on the Yellowstone

Took a little float trip with a friend who has an extra paddle board. So beautiful. We did the stretch between Grey Owl Fishing Access and Paradise Fishing Access. Saw a large bald eagle, a trio of osprey fishing, and a group of common mergansers.


We had an excess of eggs this weekend, so I thought I’d make some quiche. Good opportunity to try out a pie crust from scratch. I had to go out and thrift a pie pan but I found a nice pan and got some free pie crust advice from the woman at the shop. Also, […]

Elderberry Syrup 2021

Ingredients 3 1/3 cups fresh foraged elderberries 6 2/3 cups cold water 4 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup raw, local honey double the amount of sweetener to increase shelf life 1 cup brandy (optional to increase shelf life) Instructions Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 40 minutes. […]

Sour Cherry Kombucha

First, I made a puree of one heaping cup of pitted sour cherries with 1.5 teaspoons of vanilla. 48 oz bottles: 6 TBS sour cherry vanilla puree honey that I eyeball for that size bottle fill the bottle with black tea F1 16 oz bottles: 2 TBS sour cherry vanilla puree honey that I eyeball […]

Currant Kombucha

1.5 TBS red currant puree 1 TBS lemon juice (bottled since I have bottled on hand but not fresh – of course fresh is better) 1 teas peeled chopped ginger 2 teas sugar in a 16 oz bottle with black tea f1. I modified the recipe from this: recipe I saw online.

Scape Pesto 2021

This year’s recipe: 6 cups garlic scapes, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups fresh thyme 1 1/4 cups fresh Italian oregano 3/4 cup olive oil 3 cups of walnuts 6 Tbs lemon juice 3 teas salt 50 cranks on the pepper mill

Split Pea Soup Instant Pot

Ingredients 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 cup onion chopped 2 cloves garlic pressed or chopped fine 1 medium to sweet potato diced 3 medium carrots diced 2 cups split peas 1 cup brown lentils 8 cups water 5 bay leaves 4 teas salt 20 grinds of black pepper Instructions Sauté the mushrooms in coconut oil […]