Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sundried tomato ciabatta.

With the seasons' end there was also an abundance of cherry tomatoes. Since they are a pain to skin for sauces and soups, I dehydrated a bunch and put them in some good olive oil to keep for awhile.
Well I got the itch to do something with them last week, so I made a simple ciabatta bread, and folded some of my tomatoes into one batch, and then did a second batch with the tomatoes AND some roasted garlic. Yum!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tangerine and lemon curds!

Not too long ago I took a really cool canning workshop (by Jess Watson of OaklandLocal), just to shine up my skills before I started canning again. It was really helpful in giving me the confidence that I needed to start experimenting on my own, as it's been a long time since I last canned. My first project at home was curds - I made lemon curd, and an awesome tangerine curd! So sweet but sooo good. Neither of them lasted long around here at all!

Since then I have all sorts of projects with canning, and hope to keep learning more. I'd like to find a way to integrate it with a foraging project, too.