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Should You Fear Potato Salad?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on May 5, 2015 0 Comments
Should You Fear Potato Salad?

14 Food Safety Tips Prevent Botulism in Home Canned Foods You may have heard about the recent botulism cases in Ohio. At this writing, 21 people have been infected with botulism resulting in one death. I don’t pretend to have any direct knowledge of this tragic event. Like you, I only know what I have […]

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The Founding Foodies Book Review

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on May 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Founding Foodies Book Review

How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine by Dave Dewitt Despite its sub-title, The Founding Foodies is about much more than Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin, although their collective influence on American cuisine cannot be underestimated. The Founding Foodies starts with the earliest Americans, Capt. John Smith of Jamestown and the Pilgrims. Seems neither group […]

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Friday Round Up: Kamut Recipes

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Friday Round Up: Kamut Recipes

A listing of good things made from organic, whole grain Kamut®. Tangy Zaatar Bread Recipe: This is actually my recipe posted on the Mother Earth News Real Food blog.   Yummy Kamut® Flatbread found on the Kamut® International site. LOTS of Kamut® recipes to be found on this site.   Kamut® Penne with Broccoli, Tomatoes […]

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All About Kamut

Filed in Uncategorized, Urban Homesteading by on April 28, 2015 1 Comment
All About Kamut

I have been baking with Kamut® flour for quite a few years now, and often get the question, “what is Kamut®?” Many people, especially those outside of the Northwest, have never heard of it. It’s a fair question, but let’s back up a bit first. What is Khorasan Wheat? Khorasan is an ancient wheat variety. […]

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Drink the Harvest Book Review

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 18, 2015 0 Comments
Drink the Harvest Book Review

Make your own cider, mead, tea and more with drink the harvest. I am a big fan of Storey Publishing and their books, especially their food and gardening books. So I was pleased to read about one of their newer books, drink the harvest by Nan K. Chase and DeNeice C. Guest.  I can count […]

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Friday Round Up: Spring Canning

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Friday Round Up: Spring Canning

Spring is in full force here in the Mid-Columbia. (If you are in the Northeast, I promise spring will come soon. It has too, right?) That means the ground is alive again after its fallow winter. The local asparagus harvest has started, the chives are tall and fragrant, and the spinach is almost ready to […]

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What Is Open Kettle Canning?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
What Is Open Kettle Canning?

Open kettle canning is a process that just won’t die – but should. Many of us have fond memories of canning and preserving with our mothers and grandmothers. We pass down family canning recipes (Russian Bear pickles and chokecherry jelly in my family) and preferences. Canning and preserving stories are the fabric that binds multiple […]

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Sourdough Saturday – Sourdough Carrot Bread

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on April 11, 2015 0 Comments
Sourdough Saturday – Sourdough Carrot Bread

Pureed carrots lend this bread a beautiful yellow hue and a moist and tender bite.   Last week I rescued my sourdough starter from the refrigerator where it has been hibernating for a while. My grand-daughter wanted to learn how to make real bread, “not the stuff from the grocery store.” Really, you’ve got to […]

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Almond Butter Snack Bites

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on April 10, 2015 0 Comments
Almond Butter Snack Bites

Almond butter, whole grain flakes, and lots of seeds combine to make a healthy, high protein snack.   My husband loves a certain brand of protein bars. Some days he will eat two or three of the disgusting things. I avoid them for a couple of reasons; they all taste the same and they all […]

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Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Filed in Uncategorized, Urban Homesteading by on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Eating on the Wild Side, The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson   I just finished reading Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. I have always been a Jo Robinson enthusiast, but this book has pushed me into full-fledged fandom. In Eating on the Wild Side Ms. Robinson explores just how […]

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