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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100% Rye Sourdough Pseudo English Muffins

Rye Sourdough

The original English muffin is made with wheat, but it does not require additional leavening in the form of the baking soda mentioned in this recipe. This recipe uses rye sourdough starter, which is why these are called “pseudo” English muffins. The final texture of these is just a bit different from the usual English muffin,… 

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Cultured Vegetable Care and Maintenance

cultured vegetable care

Sometimes people regard lacto-fermentation as a very scientifically precise process. Beginners often get stuck on certain details and become frustrated when their batch doesn’t work out just like the steps and pictures. People frequently will ask, “How long will this batch of sauerkraut take to culture at x temperature?” assuming we have a secret mathematical… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Lavender Essential Oil


Lavender is a common shrub grown in many gardens, but some may not realize its potential as a relaxing ingredient in massage oils, skin care products, deodorants, and more. Add a few drops of Organic Lavender Essential Oil to Unscented Massage Cream after a stressful day.  

Weekly Recap – July 4th Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!