Category Archives: Allergy-Friendly

Flavors for Kefir and Kombucha

Ok, so I cheat. It would be better, healthier, and overall more granola to use real fruit and all, but there’s only so much time in the day. Someday I’ll get there, and then tell you all about it. In … Continue reading

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Rendering Beef Fat into Tallow

Every once in awhile I find myself doing something which, if you’d told me twenty years ago I’d be doing, I would have thought you had gone off the deep end.  I think this is in part because God has a … Continue reading

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Chocolate chip cookies in the name of science

I was forced – forced, I tell you – to bake chocolate chip cookies.  They were calling out to me from the ether, or my subconscious, or the Internet, which is more likely. I felt compelled to first try out a … Continue reading

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Roasted Squash Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are all well and good… but for a truly delicate, pop-in-your-mouth seed, roast the ones from an acorn squash. First, scoop them out of the middle of the squash, and remove most of the goo. Then, boil for … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon & Maple

Acorn squash is a quintessential winter dish around here. I found some huge (head-sized!) squash.  Cut in half lengthwise, they roast up nicely in the oven when sprayed with oil and lightly salted and peppered.  It takes about a half … Continue reading

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Baby Food: Sweet Potatoes and Brown Rice

Have you ever taste-tested grocery store baby food?  I did, years ago.  Bleah.  That, plus the price, was what inspired me to start making my own. I tend to make industrial-sized batches and freeze them in jars.  A couple weeks … Continue reading

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Steaming grape juice

Nearly every fall, I make grape juice. Nearly every fall, someone asks, “How did you make this?”, to which I reply, “With a steamer-juicer.” And, nearly every fall, I end up trying to describe, with energetic but frequently inadequate hand … Continue reading

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