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Oolong Peach Kombucha

Filed in Real Food by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Oolong Peach Kombucha

Make your own kombucha at home using fresh, seasonal peaches. Once or twice a year I make a big batch of kombucha. Don’t get me wrong, I drink kombucha all year – but usually I purchase a commercial brand at the grocery store. When summer peaches are at their peak though, it’s time to make […]

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What to do with Preserved Lemons

Filed in Real Food by on August 15, 2018 2 Comments
What to do with Preserved Lemons

Wondering what to do with your jar of preserved lemons? Here are a few ideas to use them up – while starting a new jar! A few weeks ago, we started our new Technique Tuesday column by making Preserved Lemons in Salt. By now, your lemons should be soft and ready to use. But you […]

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Red Wine Roasted Potatoes

Filed in Real Food by on May 9, 2018 0 Comments
Red Wine Roasted Potatoes

Roast potatoes in red wine for a healthy alternative to French fries. Potatoes are one of the few native American plants, originating in the South American Andes. In fact, the Incans started cultivating potatoes around 200 BCE. Over the centuries potatoes have been used as currency, as a measure of time, and as food staple […]

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Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

Filed in Real Food by on May 9, 2018 2 Comments
Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

One of the easiest, and most gratifying, urban homesteading projects is making sourdough bread. Sourdough bread has much more flavor than a regular straight bread. For some, the extra flavor, or sourness, is an acquired taste. For others, it sings on our tongue and makes straight dough breads sad in comparison. Originally published: 2/19/13 Updated: […]

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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

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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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