Category: Kitchen

My Favorite Time of Year: Salsa Time

Late August and early September is usually my favorite time of year. The kids go back to school, but even better: the tomatoes are ready to be picked. I love my tomatoes. I obsess about my tomatoes. At this time of...

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Grow Your Own Kombucha SCOBY: An Experiment

So, I’d heard that I could grow my own Kombucha SCOBY from a store-bought bottle of Kombucha – without needing a Kombucha SCOBY from a friend or mail order – to get started.  This was something I’d wondered about, but...

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Making Kombucha Tea

Weekend Project: Make Kombucha Tea So, what is Kombucha? It is a fermented black tea that many people consider a health tonic. There are a lot of claims and myths, both good and bad, that surround Kombucha, which can make...

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How to Make Yogurt

Reasons to Make Your Own Yogurt: It is cheaper to buy milk and make your own yogurt than it is to buy yogurt. Store-bought yogurt, even plain yogurt, often has additives you can avoid by making it yourself. It can be less...

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Want to Make Peanut Butter?

Ready for your weekend project? Here it is: Make your own peanut butter. Yes, it is true: you can make your own peanut butter. Or any kind of nut butter for that matter. Why would you make your own nut...

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