Nettle and Mushroom Risotto

Nettles' dark green leaves are so nutritious! If you do not have access to fresh nettles, you can substitute kale or spinach. As far as I am concerned, risotto is as flavorful and nutritious as the broth you make it with. I made this with homemade chicken stock and the soaking liquid from dehydrated mushrooms.

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Dandelion Mead

Dandelion Mead

My favorite fermentation author, Sandor Katz in The Art of Fermentation, champions simple, low-tech brewing methods, using the same approach people have been employing for thousands of years. This includes not aging your mead, along with inviting wild yeast. I have made mead a number of ways, using both low- and high-tech methods, and encourage you to start simple. Here is an adapted version of Sandor’s recipe in Wild Fermentation, the first mead recipe I ever tried. It turned out great!

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