Shannon

Baking Wheat-Free

When one finds out that they are unable to eat a certain food, the mind automatically goes to extremes. “I guess I’ll never eat ice

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Buying the Whole Cow

Only crazy people buy a whole cow at one time. The people who raise a pig and then slaughter it, resulting in 231 pounds of

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Stacy

Fish on a Budget

There are SO many health benefits to making salmon and other fish a part of your diet. However, there are NOT many benefits to your

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The Great Scapes

We had garlic scapes for the first time and we are converted! I am a serious garlic lover and I didn’t think anything could be

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Good-bye, and Hello!

Did you notice that when I started this whole family table series of posts that I was very non-committal about how long I’d be posting

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Canning Meat

What do you do when a neighbor puts lots of homegrown pork plus lard on the community market? If you’re us you say “We’ll take

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A Vacation for Cooking

Sometimes I think of vacation as time away from things–a vacation from laundry, from changing diapers, from mopping floors. Among the things that some folks might

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Shannon

Sourdough Starter FAQ

There is something rustic and beautiful about sourdough baking. The long rise time, the slight tang, the unique flavor and shape that every loaf takes

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Making Kombucha

Kombucha is one of those things that just sounds like hippy food. Like “Yeah, I had sprouted tofu for lunch with a big glass of

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Good-bye…….and Hello

Yesterday I noticed the first of my snowdrops poking through the leaf mulch. And then I saw a robin hopping around searching for some nesting

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Getting Cultured

Have you tried your hand at culturing dairy yet?  It’s really not as scary as it sounds.  Making my own buttermilk was seriously the easiest

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Good-bye….and Hello!

It’s autumn. The winds of change are blowing. I know you all woke up this morning and rushed straight to your computers so you could

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Thoughts on Fishing

We recently spent a week at the family cabin in Montana.  My husband and his dad spent hours on the lake together.  They’d get up

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Agar Agar, Matey!

I often discover something new and exotic to love when I shop at the Asian store.  This time it was agar agar.  I’ve been turning

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Cleaning Out Your Stockpile

Now that it’s officially summer, I am thankful that our weekly schedules have slowed down a bit. We have almost no sporting events, committee meetings,

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A Few of My Favorite Things

I have logged many, many hours staring at nutrition labels in the grocery store aisles reading ingredient lists, searching for allergens and hidden allergens (why

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Cultured Dairy 101

Start These Recipes at least 4 days before you want to eat it Dinner Table Rating 1 thumb per family member Cook’s Rating Accessibility of

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Healthy Lunchboxes

Photo by Shawn Campbell At this time of year, school is well under way, and it’s easy to get into a rut when it comes

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Baking Day

  We eat a lot of bread in our house.  We have very specific requirements for bread that make it challenging to find a good

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