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Homesteading: Making Your Daily Bread

Homesteading: Making Your Daily Bread

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the routine our family uses to make our own yogurt.  Once we got that down, the next obvious (and more intimidating!) step was bread-making.  While the process is definitely more complicated when it comes to number of steps (and timing those steps correctly around 2 exuberant kiddos!), baking bread for our family has not been nearly as difficult as I initially thought it would be.  (And I have never been known for my baking skills…so if I can do it, literally anyone can do it!) My first few attempts were a lot of trial…Read the rest of this entry →

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DIY Nut Butters

DIY Nut Butters

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, it probably means your one of those outdoorsy types.  And if you’re one of those outdoorsy types, you’ve probably consumed more than your fair share of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over the years.  Or maybe by now you prefer a more “grown-up” substitute, like almond or cashew butter.  Or perhaps you go for one of the seemingly contradictory “nut-free” options, like sunflower seed butter.  But whether you reach for something fancy and exotic, or just plain ole PB, this post is for you! One of the things I was most…Read the rest of this entry →

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