Wood Stove Cooking

With winter in full force we have a fire going in our wood stove pretty much all of the time. The wood stove is our main heat source. Originally we had planned to install a lovely antique wood cook stove but decided that while it would do the job for cooking it wouldn’t be […]

My Well-Traveled Sourdough Starter and Favorite Sourdough Dishes

7 years ago in July I caught a wild yeast “sourdough” starter. After babying it along for a few weeks it my little starter became strong and healthy. For 7 plus years it’s served me well!

Over the years my starter has went on several trips. I’ve taken it camping a few times, for […]

Swirl Bread or Swirl Rolls

Once in a while I like to do something slightly different than our regular sourdough bread, such as Swirl Bread or Swirl Rolls.

Cinnamon swirl bread is super popular with my little boy. It is takes only a few extra minutes to turn our Minimal Knead Sourdough Sandwich Bread into a swirl loaf. My bread […]

Sourdough French Toast With Nut and Fruit Syrup

My girls have always loved french toast. When we switched to real/whole/traditional foods over 3 years ago, french toast was an easy food to convert to real foods. Using eggs from free-range chickens and real milk along with sourdough bread makes a terrific breakfast/brunch or even quick dinner.

Topping the sourdough french toast with […]

Sourdough Donuts

I started thinking about making these when reading one of the books in my favorite series from Lauraine Snelling (I can’t remember which one but it is one of the later ones). In the book they have bread out to rise and decide to ‘steal’ some of the dough to turn into a treat […]

Design a Sourdough Muffin

A few years ago I shared my basic muffin formula. This is an adaptation from the muffin formula in The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I changed the original formula to allow for soaking the grains (in order to reduce the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients). I expanded on the details of this basic […]

Preparedness Radio Network

My friend Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS was a guest tonight on Vickilynn Haycraft’s Get Real-Get Prepared internet radio show. You can listen to the recorded program here. The program was terrific! I have to say, that listening to Wardeh and Vickilynn chat got me excited about cooking/baking again. I’d been feeling in a bit of a […]

Quick and Easy Gyros

Here is a very yummy quick dinner idea and also an excellent way to stretch a pound of hamburger. I’ve been having requests from the family for burgers lately but our Beef CSA only had 2 pounds of ground beef this month and regular hamburgers would use all of that.

To satisfy our hamburger desire, […]

Sourdough Flatbread

I often post about different recipes and uses for my sourdough starter. You might be thinking that I have a sourdough obsession. You might be right. I think I do. I have a goal to someday produce only naturally leavened baked goods.

This weeks sourdough experiment was Flatbread (also called Naan) to go along […]

Sourdough Pockets

I’ve been looking for lunch ideas for Joe. During the summer he takes a lunch and last summer was pretty sad with peanut butter sandwiches more often than I care to admit. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, has some lunch box suggestions. One of those was Empanadas. I used that idea to create a rather […]

Tuesday Twister June 8

It is getting late on Tuesday but I still want to get in my Tuesday Twister. Each week, Wardeh at gnowfglins holds the Tuesday Twister Blog Carnival. I love seeing what people have been working on in other real food kitchens.

This week, I made a double batch of my usual Sourdough Bread which would […]

Navajo Tacos with Sourdough Fry Bread

I love finding new ways to use my sourdough starter. When Joe mentioned that it had been awhile since we had Navajo Tacos, I decided that it was time to play with the Fry Bread recipe that is the basis of these tacos. Have you ever had a Navajo Taco?

The Fry Bread is the […]

>Tuesday Twister May 18

> Last week a few of our meals were based on a pot of pinto beans. If you have ever taken a look at my menu plans we do have legumes on a regular basis. They are a great way to stretch a tight budget while being a good source of protein and minerals. I […]

Sourdough Pizza Crust

A few years ago, we started enjoying homemade pizza. At first, I was a little intimidated to make a pizza, crust and all, from scratch. But our budget was taking a beating on things like dine out pizza. Once I started making it, I became addicted to it. The pizza was very good, surprisingly easy […]

>Tuesday Twister April 27

> It’s Tuesday and time to share what’s been Twisting in my kitchen. Each week Wardeh at Gnowfglins.com shares what she’s been Twisting and invites us to do the same. Be sure to pop over and see the great Twists being shared and look what Wardeh is doing with liver. In fact, it must be […]

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