April 2016: Spring in the Kitchen



Can you believe the summer vegetables are here already?! We can’t either. Who even knows what the weather is doing these days. Oh, springtime. We love you. With the sun comes strawberries, and all the delights of warmer weather, which offer recompense for the loss of wild mushrooms. Experiments in the garden and in the kitchen, changing and adapting with the season. It’s April friends…

Fermented Asparagus

Fermented Asparagus Recipe

Chevre Cheesecake Recipe

Chevre Cheesecake Recipe

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

2 Rhubarb Wine Recipes and Review

 Workshops & Events

We’re getting excited for our Spring and Summer classes, especially returning to the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Markets! Here are a few of the dates, but stay posted on our workshops and events page for more coming soon!

April 23rd Low Tech Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
May 14th Scotts Valley Farmer’s Market
June 14th Felton Farmer’s Market
More TBA Soon!

For our latest notes from the shop, experiments, and garden projects, check out this month's Homestead Review

Homestead Review: March 2016

Like the leftovers in the fridge, that sometimes lead to the most delicious, creative meals, we hope that the Homestead Review is a place to combine many different elements into new and delicious arrangements. We’ll be continuing to evolve and grow this and other elements of the website as the months pass, and look forward to discovering, and rediscovering, the best of the past, the present, and the future with you. In the spirit of new growth and old traditions, we proudly present this third installment of The Homestead Review.

April Staff Pick: Blue Elite Pint Jars!

Featured in the Elderflower cordial recipe above, we used these lovely Ball Collection Elite brushed silver wide mouth half pint (8-OZ) canning jars. Perfect for sharing, this jar has a contemporary style that is ideal for creative preserving and storing. Elegant enough to take your fruit dressings, veggie and fruit salsa, luscious pie fillings, and colorful fruit syrups from the kitchen to the table, these uniquely shaped jars hold endless imagination.

Over to You...

It’s part of our mission here at Mountain Feed to help you make delicious, sustainable, homemade food more often. Stop by and say hello on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Or, as always, you can do it the old fashioned way and come by the store to speak with one of our in-house experts.