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Working With Gluten-Free Sourdough Again

IMG_8554-001 I go in and out of sourdough baking and within that little cycle is me cycling through various types of grains. We do wheat sourdough and rye sourdough and gluten-free sourdough, depending on what is needed in our home.

While it’s still hot here – and maybe where you are too – it’s getting close to fall which means cozy ovens popping out loaves of warm sourdough bread. Recently I started up the Brown Rice Sourdough Starter and within days it was bubbly and active and being stirred into various loaves and flat breads.

Having worked predominantly with wheat as of late, I’m always amazed at how different – and similar – sourdough baking can be, depending on the type of grain. Not to mention how learning of a few basic concepts has made all the difference.

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What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Cheesemaking Supplies & Super Broccoli Sprout Salsa

Cheesemaking sale

Until 8/23/15 you can save 20% on Cheesemaking Supplies by using coupon code CHEESE at checkout.  Also, check out how to use sprouts to make a tasty salsa!

Magnesium Flakes for Sore Muscles

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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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