Nut Butters – Almond, Pecan and Walnut! Oh My!

I love nut butter – peanuts? yes please! almond? Over here! But I recently tried making a batch of pecan and a batch of walnut. Now the big decision, is which nut butter to spread on my toast? Nut butters are very easy to make at home and are a sure fire way for you […]

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Plum Dandy Fruit Leather

Fruit leather (or “fruit roll-ups”) make a great snack for full-size and tiny humans. Inspired by an abundance of frozen plums from backyard, impending bumper crop and recent success with a strawberry fruit leather, I created a batch of plum fruit leather with honey and plums. I know exactly what did and did not go […]

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Preserving the Strawberry Bounty: How to Hull a Strawberry

Sure, I could have titled this post Strawberry Fields Forever, but it just seems so obvious… I recently was unsupervised out at Bolles Farm, near Monroe Washington, (aka berry picking with a group of co-workers sans hubs) and returned with sixteen pounds of organic strawberries.  Sure two of them were “for the MIL” but the […]

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Mozzarella: easy homemade!

My maiden voyage into home cheese making: mozzarella. I started with a kit, for the pure ease of having all the necessary components delivered to my door: Amazon reviews to support, rennet, citric acid and cheese salt. The box itself even looks cheesy. (Sheesh punny but true, they could come up with a more chic […]

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How to Make a Lavender Herbal Tincture

Tinctures and extracts are one of the many ways to capture and use your herbal bounty, whether fresh from your garden, bumper crop at the grocery store or dried. I love lavender and grow a ton of it on our parkway for the bees, smell and looks. It is so darn easy: low water, drought […]

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