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My family has a subtle way of telling me whether or not dinner is delicious. They will fight over who get the leftovers for lunch. Occasionally if it’s something especially tasty it will disappear at breakfast. When you have a family of six it’s almost always a race to get to the food first. Asian Beef Noodle Soup is a fought over dish! My kids like to take to school for lunch and the leftovers are always gone by the next day.
In winter we eat a lot of soups! It’s a great way to stay warm and use up a lot of the garden food storage. At this time of year, the garden food storage is definitely starting to dwindle. Good thing spring is just around the corner. This meal comes almost entirely from my garden and homestead preparations…
Mmm. Lettuce. I know, I know, it’s not something we often crave but it can be delicious. It just depends on the variety, when you harvest, and how you dress it up. The main lettuce in this salad is Little Gem. Find it HERE. And by the way, it is a Gem! Once it gets full grown it has tasty leaves and an crunchy sweet heart. This is a must grow on my list every year. If you’re sick of bitter lettuce leaves, Little Gem takes the cake for sweetness.
When I married my husband Cameron 12 years ago, my Mother in law gave us a wedding gift. It was a bread machine. Up until this point I had probably made bread only a few times in my entire life.
I was very daunted at the prospect of making homemade bread. Cameron’ s Mom had been making homemade bread for years and I felt like that was the expectation for me too. I cried over it and told Cameron that I didn’t feel like I could measure up to her, not just in bread making but on so many other levels…(Read More)
Feeding a Sourdough starter can and should be easy. I have lots of pictures to explain but this process literally should not take you more than 5-10 minutes.
I store my starter in the refrigerator. It gets fed or refreshed every 3-4 days, when it’s time to make more bread, usually I’m doing this right before I go to bed. Upon pulling it out of the refrigerator it is “sleeping” and needs to wake up. It will usually have a bit of alcohol on the top that is tinted black. This is normal. Lets talk about the key to success with a starter...(Read More)