Cultured Butter

I got a cheese making kit in the mail a few weeks ago, which I was so excited to rifle through and examine. I love

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Spicy Almond Sauce

I swap dinner with a neighbor two nights a week.  Monday and Wednesday I cook.  Tuesday and Thursday I eat bon bons and paint my

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The Great Scapes

We had garlic scapes for the first time and we are converted! I am a serious garlic lover and I didn’t think anything could be

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Frog Egg Pudding

I wrote an article for a local food magazine, Edible Wasatch, about summer popsicles. As it turns out, the Frog Egg Popsicle recipe makes a

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Healthy 5-Layer Bars

I have been really craving these!  Seven-layer bars take me back to being a kid.  Unfortunately there are some things that I used to love

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Real Ketchup

I’d read in Wild Fermentation that once upon a time, condiments were digestive aids rather than vehicles for excess fat, sugar and salt in our

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Grain-Free Granola

Awhile ago our family did the GAPS diet, which means no sugar and no grain (among other things). I thought I would miss sugar the

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No Sugar Cookie Roundup

The holidays can be stressful for many reasons, wonderful too, of course.  But they can be particularly hard on us physically, lots of extra racing

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Breakfast Comfort Food

In college my roommates and I had a tradition of throwing a semi-annual potluck breakfast.  We always made my roommate’s grandma’s breakfast casserole and assigned

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Sweet Potato Linguini

One of my dearest friends created a book chock full of amazing recipes and brilliant health advice.  She shared this recipe from her book for

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Scottish Oat Cakes

I love simple recipes that I can easily incorporate into my routine.  Growing up, my best friend’s  dad could make two things, these biscuits and

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Whatzat? Tzatziki!!

I learned this recipe from Jennifer at Sewn Natural Studios and have been making it to use up excess garden produce ever since.  If you

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Mom’s Apple Grunt

I love the change in seasons.  I’ve always lived somewhere with four distinct seasons and there’s something about swapping out your warm weather clothes for

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Crispy Kale Chips

Kale and Swiss chard have been the most exhuberant and productive growers in our garden this year, so I’ve had to get creative with how

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Healing Spring Soup

I always think we’re in the clear for getting sick once spring rolls around, and then inevitably, there’s one last flu that makes the rounds

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Fig Cake

When it comes to dessert, I generally can’t leave well enough alone.  Which is a good thing (except for that one time with the almond

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Getting Cultured

Have you tried your hand at culturing dairy yet?  It’s really not as scary as it sounds.  Making my own buttermilk was seriously the easiest

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Healthy Lemon Bars

We’ve cut refined sugar out of our diets, but my husband LOVES lemon bars.  Unfortunately, most of the substance of a lemon bar is sugar,

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Thoughts on Fishing

  We recently spent a week at the family cabin in Montana.  My husband and his dad spent hours on the lake together.  They’d get

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The True Cookie

In our house growing up, this was known as the “True Cookie.”  The best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever.  I’ve changed a few things, as

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Fried Lily Blossoms

You could probably fry grass clippings and they’d taste pretty darn good; it’s hard to go wrong with crispy and fattening.  Here’s just one more

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Agar Agar, Matey!

I often discover something new and exotic to love when I shop at the local Asian market.  This time it was agar agar.  I’ve been

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Pink Fairy Drink

When I was in middle school my dad went to Nepal for a month.  He came back bearing exciting stories, turquoise jewelry, stunning photographs, and

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Whole Wheat Challah

I wish I’d made this bread for Easter, it’s so delicious and lovely. It is, of course, another Peter Reinhart stroke of of genius. The

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A Perfect Spring Dessert

My mom has this amazing recipe for rhubarb pie.  Unfortunately she has forbidden me to ever share it!  However, I recently made this rhubarb cobbler,

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Killer Asian Dressing

Homemade dressing is so simple, and infinitely tastier than even the best store-bought varieties, that once you start making your own you’ll never go back. 

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Power Foods

Perhaps it’s because we’re at the tail-end of winter and I’m sick of bland-colored foods (beans, grains, potatoes, the ocassional splash of orange via winter

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Fusion Popcorn

Sometimes the same old snacks get just a little… you know, uninspired.  I'm nuts about popcorn, eat it all the time.  So, I'm often looking

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Soup Swapping

With leaves crunching underfoot and evenings getting darker earlier and earlier, now is the perfect time to stock your freezer with soup.  A soup swap

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