Category Archives: dehydrating

are you tired of bread yet?

this is a mix of sourdough and yeast bread with rye and white flour.  —– the longer you let a sourdough rise, the sourer it gets.  So if you don’t want a really really sour tasting bread, use yeast to … Continue reading

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brown rice flour vs brown rice flour

Have just had to dump my sourdough starter.  and am not sure my reserve starter that’s in the fridge is going to be any good, and I think its the brown rice flour that I’ve been using to feed it. … Continue reading

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more sourdough–again!

Like everyone else working on sourdough baking, the experiments and learning just go on and on!!  1. you will use a lot of flour keeping your sourdough alive.  If you are keeping it on the counter as I am, to … Continue reading

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catching up

Its been forever since I’ve posted and figured might as well catch up here Last year’s garden was a bust, and by the end of the year, with no rain, and no water left in the water storage tanks, didn’t … Continue reading

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cooking with the sun

Have a turkey breast, small one, in the new Sun Oven.  This is the first time I’ve tried actually cooking something in here.  Surprisingly, the way the trees grow in the back yard, the sun doesn’t hit the yard fully … Continue reading

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getting ready

its been a strange and busy year.  A new shed in the eastern garden to house one of the Yeti power supply units I use for the pump that is used to water that area from the water tank.  plus … Continue reading

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canning

garden was lousy this year, and my holiday presents for the neighbors usually include some preserves from the garden.  This year, red onions at the farmer’s market were plentiful so for the first time, pickled onions.  The tall jars are … Continue reading

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time flies!

Doesn’t it though, even if you are not having a lot of fun!! First, garden is okay.  strange, but okay.  Growing the Armenian Cucumbers for the first time.  Chard is doing well.  Eggplant, eh!  tomatoes, well, they are there, but … Continue reading

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making jerky!

have been making jerky for the dog for years now, both chicken and beef.  The chicken from chicken breast, the beef from both ground beef and from sliced pieces; basically, what ever’s on sale. This week, decided to try to … Continue reading

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dehydration again

This is cooked butternut squash.  seven servings, 140 grams total.  We all know what it takes to cut up and cook a squash.  If you only want a side serving for one, what do you do with the rest?  Spent … Continue reading

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