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The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on May 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jennifer McGruther   The Nourished Kitchen is a cookbook full of educational material. Or it’s a learning tool with lots of wonderful recipes. It could also be described as a timeless tome of eating, at once very old-fashioned but also cutting-edge. However you want to describe it, […]

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Friday Round-Up: Cooking with Chives

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on May 15, 2015 0 Comments
Friday Round-Up: Cooking with Chives

I absolutely love chives. Plant them once, ignore them, and they will come back year after year. They are the first herb to poke their heads through the ground in the spring and keep blooming until a hard frost does them in late in the autumn. Chives can be used fresh or dried for later. […]

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Have a Food Safe Memorial Day Picnic

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Have a Food Safe Memorial Day Picnic

The unofficial start of summer will be here soon. Make sure your picnic is safe and enjoyable. Summer is a good time to refresh our memory about food safety. Follow these simple tips for an enjoyable season, free from food poisoning.   Keep cold food cold: Cold food should be kept below 40 degrees to […]

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Friday Round-Up: Asparagus Recipes

Filed in Urban Homesteading by on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Friday Round-Up: Asparagus Recipes

Make the best of the short asparagus season with these mouth-watering recipes. Have you ever taken a long flight? One where you travel from one end of the continent to the other? Or a trans-continental flight? How do you feel when you finally unfold yourself and get off the plane? I personally look and feel […]

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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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