Foraging Recipe: Fast Easy Pita Pizzas with Goat Cheese, Pepper Cress and Roasted Field Garlic

These quick pita pizzas feature one of my favorite late-winter flavor combinations with the crispy crust of classic Roman-style pizzas, and go yard-to-table in about 15 minutes. For busy homesteaders, these pita pizzas are a workhorse, turning home-grown and foraged produce into quick and easy meals with few dishes and little clean-up.¬† But this is slow fast food. The flavors of pepper cress and roasted field garlic, tempered with mild goat cheese are a combination fit for gourmet restaurants. ¬† Biding its time underneath the snow for the first thaw,¬†Cardamine Hirsuta is everywhere this time of year. It goes by … Continue reading Foraging Recipe: Fast Easy Pita Pizzas with Goat Cheese, Pepper Cress and Roasted Field Garlic

Vegetables for a Zone 6 Winter Garden

Seeing my neighbors walking down the sidewalk in t-shirts today, it’s easy to forget that it’s mid-late December. Especially when compared to the last two winters, which were some of the coldest on record.  But it’s also easy to forget that the last two winters were abnormal, at least in recent memory. In my lifetime in Michigan and Northern Illinois, we’ve had a white Christmas less than 50% of the time.  And so long as there isn’t snow on the ground, we can go outdoors and be greeted by some of our winter plant friends. Many seem to think you … Continue reading Vegetables for a Zone 6 Winter Garden