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Choosing Milk for Yogurt Making

My previous post about how to make yogurt got me thinking about all the kinds of milk out there that you could use as a base for delicious, creamy yogurt. Cow, sheep, goat, coconut, hemp, soy… The list goes on and on! I buckled down and did some research, so I could put together this… Continue reading Choosing Milk for Yogurt Making

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Zucchini Fudge Cookies

Has anyone else noticed that summer is slowly starting to slip into fall? I have, but its in a way that I can't quite put my finger on. It's an intangible transition. School's only just started, the weather is warm, and the farmer's markets are still filled with summer produce. And yet... I find myself… Continue reading Zucchini Fudge Cookies

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Hearty Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers

Convenient Snacking I’m trying to reduce my carbon footprint, spend less, and control more of the ingredients in my food by making my breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks from scratch. I  like making my food from scratch, but I feel like I never have as much time to cook as I want! I’m sure many… Continue reading Hearty Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers

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Hearty Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers
cheese crackers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
dozen crackers
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
dozen crackers
Ingredients
cheese crackers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add olive oil and water to dry ingredients and mix until the dough just comes together.
  4. Knead in shredded cheese until well mixed.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s about ⅛ of an inch thick.
  6. Cut dough into into squares or use a small cookie cutter.
  7. Poke each cracker with the tines of a fork to create indentations.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and cook 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
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Mint Tea: Brewing From Dried Leaves

Tea is a wonderful drink. It’s so versatile; delicious steaming hot or chilled with ice. You can drink it black or add cream and honey or sugar. Tea is great for breakfast and is always there for waiting for you to walk into the door after a long day to brew a calming cup. Mint… Continue reading Mint Tea: Brewing From Dried Leaves

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Mint Tea: Brewing From Dried Leaves
How to brew a calming cup of mint tea using whole, dried leaves.
mint tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
mint tea
Instructions
  1. Boil water in a kettle or pot.
  2. While water heats, crush dried leaves or chop fresh leaves, and place the in teapot or tea ball.
  3. Pour freshly boiled water over the leaves.
  4. Allow tea to steep for 10 minutes.
  5. Sip and enjoy!
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Simple Homemade Yogurt

Simple Homemade Yogurt I made homemade yogurt as my first local living experiment. I’d like to say I was motivated by lofty goals like cutting ties with corporations or eating food made by hand with high quality ingredients. It wasn't. It was a last ditch effort to get the volume of yogurt I needed to… Continue reading Simple Homemade Yogurt

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Simple Homemade Yogurt
Simple homemade yogurt that's the perfect addition to every breakfast.
yogurt recipe
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 1-2 Hours
Passive Time 8-12 Hours
Servings
quart
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 1-2 Hours
Passive Time 8-12 Hours
Servings
quart
Ingredients
yogurt recipe
Instructions
  1. Heat milk until it reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Allow milk to cool to 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Gently add yogurt to cooled milk until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Ladle milk into cleaned containers. Place uncovered containers in incubator (with warm water if necessary), and allow yogurt to sit undisturbed for 8-12 hours.
  5. Chilled finished yogurt with lids on in refrigerator for 2-3 hours before serving.
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