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naturally sweet food in jars Book Review

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 19, 2018 0 Comments
naturally sweet food in jars Book Review

This week’s canning and preserving book review is naturally sweet food in jars. If you are interested in home food preservation, you probably are familiar with Marisa McClellan. McClellan is a cookbook author and home canning enthusiast. Her popular blog, Food in Jars, continues to be one of the best known and loved in the […]

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Favorite Canning Books Everyone Should Own

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 9, 2018 0 Comments
Favorite Canning Books Everyone Should Own

Explore creative ways to save the harvest with these favorite canning books. Just like seed catalogs help backyard gardeners weather the long cold winter, canning books help we preserving types get through the planting season. Apple blossoms bring to mind jars of spicy apple butter, and grocery store tomato plants have us planning new salsa […]

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Turn Hard Boiled Easter Eggs into Pickled Eggs

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
Turn Hard Boiled Easter Eggs into Pickled Eggs

Wondering what to do with all those colorful leftover Easter eggs? Pickle them! Do you have a plethora of leftover, hard-boiled Easter eggs? Don’t worry, your immediate future doesn’t have to be filled with egg salad sandwiches morning, noon, and night. Preserve those Easter eggs by pickling them to eat later. Back in the old […]

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The Sourdough Page

Filed in Real Food by on March 9, 2018 0 Comments
The Sourdough Page

A round-up of all things sourdough: Make Your Own Sourdough Starter How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive What Happens When You Ignore Your Sourdough Starter Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters Sourdough Belgian Waffles Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies Spring Herb Sourdough Bread Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread Sourdough […]

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Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

Filed in Real Food by on March 4, 2018 2 Comments
Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

Even we obsessive sourdough lovers sometimes end up with a starter that seems to have gone into a coma. Never fear. Here is how to revive that dead sourdough starter! Have you experienced this? We get busy and before we know it two or three weeks have gone by and no bread has been made. […]

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What Happens When You Ignore a Sourdough Starter

Filed in Real Food by on March 3, 2018 0 Comments
What Happens When You Ignore a Sourdough Starter

Are you ignoring or neglecting your sourdough starter? Beware! This is what happened to me. Story of a Rogue Starter (Originally published on my old blog. I learned this lesson quickly, it hasn’t been repeated!) I admit, I’ve been a bit lackadaisical with my sourdough starter this winter. My kitchen is pretty cool, temperature-wise. It […]

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How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive

Filed in Real Food by on March 2, 2018 1 Comment
How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive

You have lovingly nurtured a wild yeast, flour and water concoction. But how do you keep your sourdough starter alive? Lots of people who love sourdough bread don’t bother to make it themselves because they think it’s too much work to keep the starter alive. I have one friend who has a “no pets” rule […]

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Chocolate Chia Pudding + Homemade Jam

Filed in Real Food by on February 13, 2018 0 Comments
Chocolate Chia Pudding + Homemade Jam

Who says healthy isn’t tasty! This chocolate pudding has all the rich flavor with none of the fattening ingredients. And no cooking required.   Chia Seeds Chia seeds aren’t just for mini-topiaries anymore. This fantastic seed is full of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. It goes in smoothies, breads and other baked goods, and […]

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Make Your Own Sourdough Belgian Waffles

Filed in Real Food by on February 12, 2018 1 Comment
Make Your Own Sourdough Belgian Waffles

Waffles + Sourdough = Luxurious Breakfast! Belgian waffles are a delight. I love the deep crags filled with melting butter and warm syrup. Traditional Belgian waffles are made with a yeast dough, as opposed to “regular” waffles which are made with baking powder. So Belgian waffles are like Grandma’s homemade bread, whereas regular waffles are […]

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Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Filed in Real Food by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Make a big batch of these not-too-sweet cookies this weekend. They will last all through the holidays. It’s interesting how many of our Christmas traditions originated in Germany. The Christmas tree, marzipan, and these delightfully spicy cookies known as “pepper nuts.” I am not a big cookie eater. In fact, I’ve been known to say […]

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