How to dry apples ? Today with low-energy food dehydrators available at reasonable cost; fruit, herbs and spices are easy to dry thus retaining vitamins. This year there is an abundant crop of apples (and figs) so its time to dry them. Drying apples is a fun process, with the dehydrator doing all the work. The taste and texture […]
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My first experiences baking home-made sourdough bread with starter and white flour were such a success it was time to switch to whole wheat flour. There were a few subtle differences but the results were superior to earlier loaves made with white flour. Perhaps it is simply experience and refining the process. Here is a […]
After being inspired by the documentary series “Cooked” by Michael Pollan, I decided it was a good time to try baking my own sourdough bread and enjoy delicious home cooked bread from scratch. I did not feel up to the challenge to make my own starter so I began to search for some ready-made sourdough starter. […]
Who does not love chunky homemade chicken soup? As I write this article, it is raining on a grey Vancouver day. I can smell the pleasing aroma of a large pot of homemade chunky chicken soup, wafting through the house increasing my appetite. There are no secret ingredients to this soup just plain and simple […]
This is a variation of a simple wild rice and bean casserole – easy to prepare ahead of time. At mealtime when there are several dietary restrictions and preferences, from vegetarian to gluten-free it is great to find something for all to eat. It’s nutritious, additive free, and made entirely with organic vegetables. Easy Wild Rice […]