June 15, 2021
Lindsey’s Birthday Dinner
Life

Lindsey’s Birthday Dinner

I made ramen with chashu and a parfait. We also had cake that was store bought. The chashu was made in the Instant Pot from this recipe. The broth was loosely based upon this recipe. I made the soft boiled Pekin duck eggs in the Instant Pot for 6 minutes on low pressure based upon […]

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Yogurt Makers
Cheese Making

Yogurt Makers

There are a variety of ways to incubate yogurt and a variety of yogurt makers on the market. I still use my old Salton yogurt makers and they work just great after all these years. The problem is that the lids are plastic and have aged over the years to the point of being brittle. […]

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Yogurt: One Quart (NWFerments Greek Yogurt Starter Culture)
Cheese Making

Yogurt: One Quart (NWFerments Greek Yogurt Starter Culture)

I decided to give the Greek Yogurt Starter Culture from NWFerments a try. The recipe is similar to my other yogurt recipes but they recommend lower temperatures than I have been using. Their instructions are here. Ingredients 1 quart fresh milk 1/4 cup plain yogurt as a starter (or Greek Yogurt Starter Culture) Equipment Double […]

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Sauerkraut
Homesteading

Sauerkraut

The following recipe makes about a quart of sauerkraut originally appeared on Fresh Preserving. Ingredients 1 cup (240 ml) non-chlorinated water 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pickling salt 2 pounds cabbage (about 1-2 medium cabbage) Equipment One quart sized fermentation kit (Ball Fermentation Kit or equivalent) Large bowl Directions To make brine, dissolve 1 teaspoon […]

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Cereal Grains in My Pantry
Homesteading

Cereal Grains in My Pantry

Rye Rye Grain, Organic (Secale cereale) Rye Berries are higher in protein, phosphorus, iron, and potassium than wheat. High in lysine, low in gluten, high in fiber. Add cooked berries to soups, salads, breads or breakfast cereals. Directions Add 1 cup rye to 3 cups boiling water, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Wheat […]

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Saint Valentine’s Day
Life

Saint Valentine’s Day

I made some truffles for my wife following this recipe. She made some Kringle for me. We got the older kids boxes of chocolate. The younger kids/grandkids got books and small boxes of chocolate. We had our traditional dinner of homemade pizza and followed up with some Danish Desert (A very Americanized version of Rødgrød). […]

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