Party Time!

Today is Becca’s going away party.  She’ll be leaving for Germany in 3 days!

Since she’s 24 or will be on Thursday, I thought it was time for a grown-up party.  No more chips and hotdogs.  But for sure we have to have a bon fire!!!

Here’s what’s on the menu.  It’s not all organic, because I couldn’t really afford to feed a bunch of hungry young adults my organic food, but it’s part organic, part all natural and the other part a little plain good healthy food. I found most of it at Trader Joe’s and the rest from my garden.  You can find so many wonderfully healthy and organic food at TJ’s without breaking the bank.  I even found the lovely huge sunflowers at TJ’s and cut the zinnia’s from my garden.


Steamed Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Organic Strawberries, Grapes and my own home grown organic Cantelope!

Brie with crackers

Prociutto Panino with NO nitrates, nitrites, hormones, antibiotics or preservatives!

All Natural Kalamata Olives

Marinated Mozarella Balls

Homemade Organic Bruschetta

My Homemade Specialtiy Chocolates!

Nixtamal Corn Chips with Homemade Organic Salsa

Organic Jalapeno Poppers (recipe below)

Jalapeno Poppers

Slice Jalapeno in half and remove the seeds.

Put about a tsp of creamcheese in the Jalapeno half.

Place a wild shrimp on the cheese and wrap with pastured pork bacon.

Grill till browned!

Grilling Jalapenos takes some of the fire out of them.


(I’ll post pics of the party tomorrow)


And if they’re really good kids….I mean adults, I might let them have a little bit of my T’ej (homemade Ethiopian Wine)

I strained it yesterday after it sat for a month.  I’m not a drinker at all.  Alcoholism runs in my family and I’ve never had a desire to drink.  But this is more of a healthy ferment.  I tasted it yesterday and oh boy is it delish!!!  It’s very fizzy and I didn’t really taste any alcohol.

You can see the fizz.  I followed the instructions in Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz using Elderberries.


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