Recommended: CS Brews

Welcome to my โ€œRecommendedโ€ series of posts. These will be weekly โ€“ for now โ€“ posts about resources I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they are posted, … Continue reading Recommended: CS Brews

Step-by-step: making fermented vegetables

The following is based on the recipe for sauerkraut that I got from my friend who, in turn, modified it from a recipe she found through Dr. Mercola. As with the sauerkraut I wrote about yesterday, this is something I've never made before, so it's a total experiment. Here are the ingredients. The recipe I … Continue reading Step-by-step: making fermented vegetables

Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar

Things have been a bit crazy lately, weather wise. Some severe storms have blown across our area and, while we have pretty much just caught the edges of them, they still resulted in internet outages and our power flickering in and out. Perfect weather to stay indoors and to things with our crab apples! I … Continue reading Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar

Foil packet fire pit cooking: preparations

I am really looking forward to our cookout this afternoon, and have been doing some preparations for things beyond hot dogs and corn dogs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've got 4 foil packets now sitting, ready and waiting, allowing several hours for the seasonings to work their magic. Here is the first one I made up. The base … Continue reading Foil packet fire pit cooking: preparations

Home Made Yogurt and Yogurt “cheese” – Day Two; finished

Here are the final results of the yogurt and yogurt cheese making process. You can visit the first part here, with the recipe, and the second part here, with the step-by-step to make the yogurt cheese. First up, let's compare the finished yogurts. This was after the home made yogurt was in the fridge for … Continue reading Home Made Yogurt and Yogurt “cheese” – Day Two; finished

Home Made Yogurt and Yogurt “cheese” – Day Two

Okay, this is going to be a photo heavy post!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ After leaving the yogurt to incubate last night, here is what it looked like this morning. I stirred it slightly to see how set it was before taking the photo.ย  It was quite smooth at the top before then. The yogurt feels quite thin … Continue reading Home Made Yogurt and Yogurt “cheese” – Day Two