What does “pay it forward” mean to you?

Pay it forward

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I love hearing about pay-it-forward Starbucks chains, and people buying lunch for members of the armed forces. But what does paying it forward really mean on a day-to-day basis? I think about my friends Amy & Keith, who for nine years have hosted an Alex’s Lemonade […]

Cookbook review: Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning | Review by Recipe Renovator

This isn’t exactly a cookbook, but if you’re interested in food lore, time-honored methods, the French countryside, or fermenting, it’s a must-have book. Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation is written by the gardeners and farmers of Terra Vivante, a French […]

Strawberry salsa

Strawberry Salsa | Recipe Renovator | Gluten-free, low-sodium, migraine-friendly, paleo, raw

I made this strawberry salsa for my sister when she came to visit two weeks ago, using one of my freshly ripe, deep red jalapeños and cherry tomatoes from my garden. Everyone loved it and asked when the recipe was going to be on the blog. It’s a super-simple salsa fresca that takes less than […]