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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How to Make Fermented Vegetable Juice

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In many countries, fermented vegetable juices are commonly sold in grocery stores and enjoyed regularly by many, usually as a health tonic, but sometimes just because they are tasty. Fermented vegetable juice is made by placing a small amount of vegetables in a larger amount of liquid, fermenting, then straining out the solids. Beet kvass… 

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Soothing Lavender Facials

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During the spring and summer I work outside a lot. And despite being careful, I almost always end up getting a little pink at least once or twice a year. As a ginger, I take sunburn seriously, and I want to soothe and help my skin heal as quickly as possible. That’s where these lovely… 

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Long-fermented Sourdough Biscuits


These biscuits are just a bit different than the usual baking powder biscuits in flavor and texture, but close enough that you’ll be reminiscing about sweet tea and the smell of magnolias over your steaming biscuits topped with butter.

Sprouts in My Home


I just love sprouts. I’ve loved sprouts since I was 7 years old, and would steal the whole clam shell of alfalfa out of the fridge, munching on them as an after school snack. At about $4 a container, my mother was not too happy about that. Now, I am able to make sprouts all… 

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