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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Culturing with Honey

Culturing with Honey

Honey is wonderful, golden nectar. It can be stored indefinitely. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and local pollen. The flavor complements a wide range of foods and has been used for everything from beverages to skin care. One common belief about honey is that it is antimicrobial. While plain honey does not spoil, that… 

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Chewy Sourdough Italian Bread


Working with sourdough makes many things possible as a home baker. For one, you get that delicious depth of flavor provided by sourdough that simply cannot be mimicked with commercial yeast. This stems from a longer fermentation and the complex nature of a sourdough starter which holds not only yeast but bacteria and acids as… 

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How to Grow Sandwich and Salad Microgreens


Once you’ve mastered sprouting seeds, it’s time to advance to growing salad microgreens in your kitchen. Just like sprouting, growing salad greens is simple and requires only minimal equipment. You’ll be surprised at just how easy and inexpensive it is. Most of all, you’ll be amazed at the full flavor of fresh microgreens!

Dark Chocolate and Ginger Sour Cream Fudge


It’s so sad to me when people pigeonhole sour cream into the savory food category. Sour cream is such a versatile dairy product and I try to incorporate it into as many recipes as I can…