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Lacto-Fermentation

┬áIt’s that time of the year again. The temperature is swinging wildly. On Tuesday, I was out in my t-shirt checking the sap buckets while the mud sucked the boots off my feet. Today, I needed my winter coat and gloves to push 4 inches of fresh snow off the...

Back To Basics-Baking Bread

I have recently begun to bake bread on a regular basis again. I stopped for a bit as my writing schedule took over my life and we all missed it. I did so for a couple of reasons. The first was getting a hand grain mill that is a pleasure to use. The second reason was...

Preserving Butter as Ghee

If you scour the internet you will find any number of YouTube videos and blog postings detailing how to can butter for long-term storage. Don’t believe it. There is no USDA approved way to can butter. At best, you risk losing your money when the butter gets...

Please be patient

I have a new computer. It’s a lovely thing but temperamental and it tends to publish when I am not quite ready. Once something is published I can’t seem to edit. If you notice glaring mistakes please know that I see them too and I’m working on...

Pandemic Preparedness: What’s in your medical kit?

I’ve been sick for over a week. Spending most of that time lying on the sofa, wrapped in a lap robe like some tubercular Victorian lady gave me plenty of time to ponder my medical preparedness should the world be hit with a pandemic. Should you not have a bout...