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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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Do You Really Need More Stuff?

Filed in Real Food by on December 7, 2017 2 Comments
Do You Really Need More Stuff?

A Gift Guide for Those Who Have Enough Trinkets Have you ever wandered through the mall seeking a gift for your grandmother? Or for your mother-in-law who has everything? Or for your empty-nest parents who are trying to down-size? Have you been tempted to buy shiny baubles and trendy accessories? Do you convince yourself that […]

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Acorn Squash with Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Filed in Real Food by on November 22, 2017 0 Comments
Acorn Squash with Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Celebrate the harvest with this easy, but filling, entrée. If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with stuffed vegetables. In the summer we often eat stuffed zucchini. In the winter I find stuffing eggplant o be a cozy but satisfying meal. And autumn brings stuffed winter squash. Acorn squash […]

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Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Filed in Real Food by on November 21, 2017 0 Comments
Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Cranberries, oats, and almonds – oh my! It’s National Cranberry Day, a great time to celebrate the tart, native American fruit. I personally love all things cranberry, and usually purchase several bags of the fresh fruit to keep in the freezer all year. In honor of today however, I made these decadent Jam Bars and […]

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Time to Make Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on November 18, 2017 2 Comments
Time to Make Fruitcake

Are you a fruitcake hater? You will change your tune with these recipes! Fruitcake is a delight. Or maybe I should say homemade fruitcake is a delight. After all, what’s not to like? Cake – Good Nuts – Good Dried Fruit – Good Candied Fruit – Here’s where we run into trouble. Some purchased candied […]

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Greek Country Bread

Filed in Real Food by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Greek Country Bread

It’s Homemade Bread Day! Celebrate with wholesome and delicious Greek Country Bread. At least 90% of my bread making is sourdough. I prefer the flavor that sourdough imparts, and find most straight dough breads a bit insipid. But not Greek Country Bread. This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by […]

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