Tag: fermented foods

Oolong Peach Kombucha

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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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Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

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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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Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

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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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Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

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Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

Homemade sourdough bread made with whole grain Kamut flour and delicate herbs. I’ve been on a sourdough bread kick again lately, making some of my favorites like Best Oatmeal Sourdough and Sourdough Banana Bread. But last week I made a new version of sourdough herb bread. Although most herb breads use basil, rosemary, and other […]

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Infinity Jars for Flavored Oils

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments
Infinity Jars for Flavored Oils

Ultra-violet glass helps preserve high quality oils and vinegars. Recently the good folks over at Infinity Jars™ asked if I was interested in doing a product review. It was perfect timing as I was planning to make some flavored cooking oils, and needed an appropriate bottle for storage. They kindly shipped a couple of samples […]

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The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Filed in Real Food 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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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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Sourdough Saturday – Sourdough Carrot Bread

Filed in Real Food 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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