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Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation



Finished jars now they only need to ferment for 5 to 7 days.


Several months ago, I stumbled across lactic fermenting. Honestly, I had no idea what that was. I had been planning on canning this fall. I… Continue

Added by Lauren Klouda on May 2, 2011 at 3:29pm — 40 Comments

Expectations: Planting Seeds





Who turns their living room into a green house?



Dirt covers my floors, couch, dining hutch, and end tables. Make shift seedling pots are over ever flat surface available. There are sour cream, yogurt, coffee cups, baby food containers, non-dairy coffee creamer jugs, peat pots, etc. anything I could get my hands… Continue

Added by Lauren Klouda on April 21, 2011 at 3:15am — 6 Comments

Suburban Chickens Arrived Today

Our second batch of chicks arrived today in our little suburb. Here are the details:





The call came from the post office.…
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Added by Lauren Klouda on March 23, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Homemade Greek Style Yogurt

Greek style yogurt is so popular right now. No wonder. Have you had a chance to pull back a shiny lid and indulge in that smooth delicacy? It amazes me how even the varieties with no fat can still be incredibly rich. But the price? Ouch. Hmmm... It got me to thinking (because I'm shamelessly cheap but still crave high quality foods) if I couldn't make this stuff in my own kitchen.
I can and I did.
You do need a few odd but readily available…
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Added by Lauren Klouda on March 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

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