Sage Cream Cheese with Yogurt


Sage, an often undervalued herb, is native to the Mediterranean region. In ancient Rome, it was known to have healing properties, and was included as a part of the official Roman pharmacopeia.

This recipe makes a pleasantly flavored cheese that is delightful spread on baguette slices. It can also be used as a base for a pasta sauce or dip by adding a little milk. Bake the leftovers into sourdough biscuits…. 

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Magnesium Flakes for Sore Muscles


The other day I was working on a few different body care products. I had a several Melt and Pour Soap projects in the works and once they had been poured and were cooling, I had a few more minutes in the kitchen to work on something else. I probably could have washed dishes; they’re… 

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Fermented Berry Syrup

berry syrup

This syrup is simple to make and keep on hand for topping any sort of dessert, or adding to cold water for a refreshing soda.

A Taste of Fall

sourdough loaves

We got a burst of cool weather recently and it inspired me to take my Desem Sourdough Starter out of cold storage. Since my house is so tiny, my oven easily raises the ambient temperature in my house by at least 3-5°F each time I turn it on. Therefore my oven sits unused and lonely… 

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A Closer Look: Mesophilic Direct Set Culture


  Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Mesophilic Direct Set Starter Culture.  This is used for making semi-soft and fresh cheeses including Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Feta, Chevre, etc.