Category Archives: organic

fermentation con’t

Okay, this is my scoby after the second fermentation.  It looks better than it did out of the plastic baggie it came in (christmas gift), but no better than it did after the first ferment.  The Kombucha liquid smelled like … Continue reading

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Fermentation

Am a big believer in fermented foods, always have been, even before it became a thing – because I didn’t know it was fermented??? Unfortunately, I live with someone who is not. as a matter of fact, his food choices … Continue reading

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Kombucha

Was given a Kombucha kit for Christmas. The last time I had done Kombucha was over 30 years ago and back then you drank the stuff sort of right off the first ferment. None of this second ferment to get … Continue reading

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More Oat Milk

When I got to the bottom of the carafe, found quite a deposit of oat solids, which is not surprising considering I had ground the oats.  Because of the design of the carafe, could not SHAKE the milk, but only … Continue reading

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Oat milk

Gave up cow milk decades ago, and had used Almond Milk up until a few years ago, except for Holidays when Almond Nog comes out.  On the rare occasions when Milk was called for in a recipe used a little … Continue reading

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planted blueberries

this morning transplanted my blueberries into the larger containers as their permanent homes. Had obviously NOT broken up the rootball when removing them from the teeny starter pots they were in, because despite having grown plant, the roots were still … Continue reading

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still baking bread

With this whole Pandemic thing going on, it seems like a lot of people started experimenting with baking bread. and when they found the shelves were empty of yeast, they turned to sourdough. and a lot of people seemed to … Continue reading

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are you sure it’s the end of September?

while the mornings are cooler, the AC is still coming on at the end of the day, with highs into the 90’s!  So the fall seeds that should have gone into the ground in July and August are not planted … Continue reading

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more gluten free baking

Used Gluten free flour and GF sourdough starter to make some pizza crust and flat bread this weekend.  Unmeasured amount of starter and GF Ancient Grains w/flax to form the first level of starter/sponge.  Then added Bob’s Red mill flour, … Continue reading

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ginger

had bought some raw ginger to make ginger ale and purposefully chose a big root so I could possibly plant some too.  Well, that was more than a week ago and look what I found off that root!  broke off … Continue reading

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