I’d love to make this into a rotating series with other real food bloggers who share their struggles in the kitchen (or the grocery store). Whether it’s budgeting, sourcing, or cooking, share the stress! By sharing it, we can move past it and get into the good parts (the eating). Please email me if you’re [...]
After you create your starter, feed it and dump it regularly, and have given it enough time to create a really nice tang, you know the next step is the fridge. But what happens there? Do you leave the lid on tight? Do you have you feed it every week? Can you cook with the [...]
Hey babes, I love you. But, I don’t love this stress I’m having. Why am I stressed? Well, because I don’t know what I’m doing. Sure, I know the different parts. I know about picking the right dairy products, soaking and sprouting grains and flours, making foods from scratch, following my cravings, and listening to [...]
I’m on my third month of my Tropical Traditions love affair. I use it daily in: Coffee Tart Crusts Smoothies Body Lotion Scalp Treatments Cookies (Snickerdoodles!!) Sealing fermented foods Oil pulling Greasing pans for baking My favorite yogurt dough crackers My homemade toothpaste recipe Super-filling oatmeal bars (recipe to come) As a medium for essential [...]
Last Thursday, I found myself with both a fresh deposit into my bank account, a long list of grass-fed meets to buy, and a free afternoon. The internet told me that this Thursday in particular was the start off of the farmers’ market in Manassas, VA. Add all of those together, and I was in! [...]
Is it weird that I think of food and recipes as my friends? When you enter the world of nourishing, healing foods and you see the positive results of properly used grains, it changes things. Your gut starts healing itself, your energy increases, and that weird mental fog diminishes. Now I’m not saying that these [...]
One of the easiest, tastiest, and most penny-pinching recipes I have up my sleeve is this one for homemade yogurt. I make it far more often than any single person probably should, but I LOVE IT and use it all the time! Wait? You mean…yogurt is more than just somethin’ to eat at breakfast? Yes! [...]
Somewhere on the internet recently, I happened upon a post or comment or thread in which someone said this: FACT: Most modern blenders, even those that are decades old, are made to fit the mouth of a Mason jar. In fact, many blenders used to come with Mason jars in the box! Wait! Before you [...]
So, I have a sourdough starter. I’m not sure if it’s a boy or a girl, and I’ve struggled to come up with a good name for it, but sometimes I go for “Harriet.” Anyway, Harriet is a lovely little lass. She’s very generous, active, and loving. She always wants to participate, and never shies [...]
WARNING TO MY FAMILY MEMBERS: I talk about Grandpa here, so don’t cry! Last year, my sister had a huge project due for one of her college courses that required her to sift through our extensive family history. Due to my own curiosity and the incredible depth and scope of the project, I helped out. [...]
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