STOP!!! Don’t throw away those apple scraps! If you are cutting up apples for a recipe, did you know you can use the peels and cores to make raw apple cider vinegar? I’ve been buying Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar for many years because of its health benefits. If you’re familiar with Bragg’s (or other […]
Making vanilla extract at home is easy, fun, and the result is way better than storebought. This post will explain exactly how to make vanilla extract, and you can make it now so next week when I share how to make an amazing cranberry-cocoa fermented paste and an amazing homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, you’ll […]
This post will show you how to take the edible violet flower and mix it with plain granulated sugar for a floral sweetener that will dress a dessert with sophistication and springtime color.
It’s important to condition your cutting boards after use to keep it from drying out. Even more important if you have a wood cookstove, like I do. Wood burning fireplaces dry out wooden cutting boards and utensils, like they do wooden furniture and musical instruments. The easiest way to condition your wooden cutting board is […]
Making your own vanilla extract not only tastes better than store bought, but it is a fraction of the cost! Super easy, super fast AND saves money? You’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner!
Caul fat is the membrane that surrounds the intestines of pigs, sheep, and cows. It can be used to wrap lean meats, roasts, sausage patties, and all sorts of sides including rice and vegetables prior to cooking. It helps your dish retain moisture while imparting a bacon-like flavor to it. In this article, I will […]