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Potato Water For. Potato Water.

Potato Water For

Sounds kind of yucky almost. You wouldn't think of it but it's actually a pretty awesome thing. So why on earth would you save potato water for? I mean you cooked the potatoes and that's what you used the water for. Don't you just drain it like pasta? Turns out even Ma Ingalls knew about this little kitchen secret: "While Ma made the gravy Laura mashed the potatoes. Potato starch is very similar to milk or water mixed with flour. A New Idea (and Some Hard Words to Hear) for Picky Eaters. How to Freeze Tomatoes. Oh tomatoes… You and I really have a love/hate relationship sometimes.

How to Freeze Tomatoes

I love you for your flavor and versatility… But I hate how finicky you can be to deal with in the garden sometimes… Don’t get me wrong– I’ve had some bumper tomato crops resulting in jars and jars of savory homemade sauce. However, there are plenty of years where I end up dancing around my tomatoes inability to ripen on time, or end up staring at boxes upon boxes of green ones after being surprised by an early snow… There’s nothing better than pulling a jar of home canned sauce out of the larder mid-winter for a belly-satisfying pot of from-scratch spaghetti. 12 Food Hacks for Perfect French Toast, Every Time. 12 Food Hacks for Perfect French Toast, Every Time French toast is one of those things that everybody kind of knows how to make, but few people know how to do really well.

12 Food Hacks for Perfect French Toast, Every Time

And while the dish originally does hail from France (its original name, pain perdu, means lost or wasted bread), it has become a beloved American breakfast dish. Here's how to make sure that your French toast comes out with a crispy, crunchy exterior, a rich, creamy interior, and the right balance of custardy sweetness every single time. #1. Continuous Brewing: Tastier, Easier and Superior Kombucha. A number of years ago, our family started experimenting with fermented drinks.

Continuous Brewing: Tastier, Easier and Superior Kombucha

We tried sun teas, fermented coconut juice, assorted kefirs and ginger sodas. But kombucha captured our hearts and those of our children. At first, we used the modern, western method of straight shot brewing. Then a good friend kindly explained to us the more traditional art of continuous brewing. In a short time, we were hooked on a combination of better taste, more consistent supply and less work with our kombucha, and began refining and teaching the method to others. How to Substitute Sweeteners. 7 Reasons Fat Isn’t Making You Fat. The other day, I was shopping at Costco.

7 Reasons Fat Isn’t Making You Fat

It was a weekend afternoon, so the place was busy. As I often do, I was quietly checking out what was in the carts of my fellow shoppers. I’m always curious who is into “real food” and what that means to them! I noticed a common trend among the shoppers: lots of fruits and vegetables, organic items, and…low fat foods, especially milk. Ajwain and Epazote. Flour, Sweetners, leaveners and Fat Substitutes in Baking. Regular readers of this blog know that I am a bake-aholic.

Flour, Sweetners, leaveners and Fat Substitutes in Baking

In the beginning of my baking months, I really followed the recipes to the tee, judiciously measuring every single 1/8th of measurements possible. Then the real inner me started revealing itself and I started tinkering the recipes and making my own. No – its not about experience alone. How To Make Foolproof Crock Pot Yogurt. Homemade yogurt is actually very simple to make.

How To Make Foolproof Crock Pot Yogurt

Gluten-Free Baking Tips. Mayonnaisse Makes a Great Substitute for Eggs When Baking. We’ve probably all been here before.

Mayonnaisse Makes a Great Substitute for Eggs When Baking

You’re making a cake or baking up a batch of cookies. You head to the refrigerator for eggs, and, oh no, you’re completely out. What to do? Did you know you can substitute mayonnaise for eggs in your baking recipes? Mayonnaise is made with eggs, so it makes sense to reach for the mayo jar. Here are some equivalents for substituting eggs in baking, plus some other ideas for egg substitution.

Substitutions for eggs in baking (most listings are for one egg) Recipe Collection: Electrolyte Drink (Sports Drink Replacement) This is a recipe that I posted quite awhile back, in the middle of another post.

Recipe Collection: Electrolyte Drink (Sports Drink Replacement)

It’s hard for people to find, yet so commonly requested! I decided it needs its own post. Water Kefir Guide - 2 TBS. Thank you for your purchase and welcome to the kefir family!

Water Kefir Guide - 2 TBS

You are now part of a world-wide community that has sustained this delicious health-promoting drink for over many centuries. Most fermentations, including water kefir, do not do particularly well with metal utensils or metal containers which may harm or kill them. It is recommended to stick with glass, wood and plastic when handling and fermenting. Stainless steel is considered safe for short term contact such as straining or stirring. View the printable version of this guide (without images) Ingredients:Water: One pint (2 cups) of water. 10 Whole Food Blogs You Need To Follow. There are so many great, helpful and inspiring food blogs out there, but when you’re trying to cook with healthy, whole foods, it’s a whole lot easier to have inspiration and recipes tailored to your needs and that directly support you on your food journey. So, with that in mind, here are 10 whole food blogs that we think you definitely need to follow.

Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy Modern Family.