Tag: fermented foods

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

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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

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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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Sourdough Saturday – Homemade Dumplings

Filed in Real Food by on February 14, 2015 2 Comments
Sourdough Saturday – Homemade Dumplings

Soup topped with homemade dumplings will warm you up on this cold, February day.   Note: This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on my other blog (October 2012). Make Your Own Dumplings When the weather is cold, dim, and damp, I reach for the soup pot. And the only thing […]

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Sourdough Saturday – Buckwheat Crepes

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Sourdough Saturday – Buckwheat Crepes

Looking for a quick dinner idea? Buckwheat crepes are basically street food, easily cooked at home! Crepes are easy to make and a good way to turn leftover odds and ends into something a bit more elegant. Perfect for those nights you don’t really feel like cooking, but can’t bear the thought of another pizza […]

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How to Make Homemade Peach and Other Fruit Vinegar

Filed in Real Food by on August 29, 2014 6 Comments
How to Make Homemade Peach and Other Fruit Vinegar

Fermenting your own fruit vinegar from scratch is an easy and fun project. Homemade vinegar is one of those unusual but easy projects that the whole family can get behind. All you really have to do is stir and wait. What could be simpler? I have posted before about making red wine vinegar from scratch, […]

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How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters

Filed in Real Food by on January 13, 2014 5 Comments
How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters

So, you have been experimenting with your own sourdough breads, and have a beautiful starter bubbling away on the counter top or resting peacefully in the refrigerator. But maybe the recipe you have been itching to try calls for a rye starter or a whole wheat starter or a semolina starter or some other specialty […]

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