pastured eggs wilted greens and sourdough Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Pastured Egg & Wilted Sorrel atop Toasted Sourdough

By Alison Steele Eggs on toast with wilted greens is a combination older than the hills enjoyed by folks and farmers everywhere. I heard KBCZ’s Tina Davey raving about toast on the radio stacked with eggs and avocado as a quick nutritious meal while stocking the camper with goodies for our spring campout. Erin Valdivia, bread baker extraordinaire and cohost… Read More
chicken pot pie Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Winter Pot Pie with Drop Biscuit Blanket

By Alison Steele We find ourselves in our dark cozy homes even as the sun slowly returns. Garden greens thrive in the morning frost and root vegetables are protected below ground. The pantry is stocked with pickled vegetables and fruits from the summer. Good meat is readily available at our local markets, and friends share their fishing and hunting abundance.… Read More
Chanterelles figs garlic wine Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Chanterelles with Roasted Garlic & Fig

By Alison Steele Barter is big amongst the gardeners, foragers, beekeepers, artisans, and musicians here. We’ve already embraced the fact that we need each other, especially in the wintertime when pockets of sunlight are few and far between. In order to vibrate on a higher level and keep our hives warm we must rely on winter bearing fruit trees like… Read More
three sisters cornbread Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Three Sisters Cornbread

By Alison Steele Winter squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes abound in November along with deep garnet Bloody Butcher heirloom and stout yellow popping corn. Drying beans corkscrew around the sunflower stalks that now serve as drying racks for herbs and flowers. Kept in the proper places throughout the house these native foods will keep for quite some time into the… Read More