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Brownies 101

Brownies are something that should be in everyone’s basic cookbook. I have a stack of really different brownie recipes, including one from my Uncle John, so rich you line the pan with foil and dump the whole mess out onto a plate afterwards. This brownie 

Warm Pasta Salad With Mushrooms and Sausage

When all else fails, make pasta! I often cook a meal, knowing there will be leftovers. Pasta salad is a great recipe to make a nice dinner and at least one lunch for everyone, and I can put all the vegetables into it that I 

What Is That Smell – Homemade Sauerkraut

When people find out that I have gurgling vats of fermented things in my kitchen, the first things they say involve safety and food poisoning. I think there is a  misconception that aging food or fermenting food equates rotting food. Although fermented food is aging, 

How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut

When people find out that I have gurgling vats of fermented things in my kitchen, the first things they say involve safety and food poisoning. I think there is a  misconception that aging food or fermenting food equates rotting food. Although fermented food is aging, 

The Farm Kitchen

My kitchen is never clean. Not in the way that you may think. Yes, things are wiped and all that, but if you look carefully, you will see things bubbling, steaming, working, growing, fermenting, in every corner of the room. I leave my crockpot out 

Dusting Off The Blog To Talk Crepes

Dusting Off The Blog To Talk Crepes

Rebekah’s First Christmas So sorry! December gets away from me every year. . I admit that the holidays get me really stressed out. It all starts with making lists of things to make, then I have to make them. With all the kids on the 

Why Wash Dried Beans?

This photo  is the perfect example of why one has to wash and pick through dried beans before use. I love using beans in my cooking. They are: Cheap Yummy Filling I admit to not always doing more than a glance and rinse before cooking