Here’s a super cool infographic for cheating in the kitchen. It says it’s for the UK but even if the Damsel is a Yank, she found it useful and appealing, especially below the metric conversion section. The Damsel regrets she can’t seem to figure out how to fix the fact that the sidebar blocks part [...]
Category Archive for 'cooking'
How to make oat flour: Real way: obtain whole oat grains, ideally by going into an organic field with a sickle, while singing Kumbaya. Grind them in a mill. Lazy/easy way: Put oatmeal (dry, uncooked, plain, old-fashioned or quick) in your blender. Turn it on. Watch it turn into powder, which you now name [...]
At the Cottage by the Mountains, snow isn’t unusual. It’s a pretty constant companion through January and February. Snow is common off and on from Halloween to Mother’s Day. But snow this deep is pretty rare. (A shot of the path to the chicken coop.) All this snow makes the Damsel crave a cup of [...]
Sometimes older is better. Someday, this old school oven shall preside over the Damsel’s kitchen. From this angle, she can see no down side. Someday. Someday. Anyone have any info on whether this exists in the real world, or is only found in old-fashioned dreams?
Class: Please welcome substitute teacher Katheryn Rivas. D.I.Y. Whole Wheat Pancake Mix: An Old-Fashioned Classic for Modern Times One of the warmest memories from childhood is waking up to the smell of pancakes before a long day of school. But gone are the days when moms have the time to make pancakes from scratch on [...]
Green onions! Mmmm! The Damsel loves them. They have that great onion flavor, but somehow fresher tasting, and usually not harsh or bitter. They cook fast. They’re cute. What’s not to love? Well, they don’t store as well as grown-up onions. But what if you could grow your own, easily, quickly, and–free? The Damsel currently [...]
Once upon a time, when you wanted to buy some meat for your family, you went to the butcher shop. Things were a little more compartmentalized back then. There were no such things as super-mega-marts that sell everything under the sun. There were cobblers, and chandlers (candle-makers), and millers, and tailors, and yes, butchers. The [...]
Maybe you’re like the Damsel was before she saw the light. Maybe you think there is something magical that makes peanuts into peanut butter–some special process taking elaborate equipment and people in white overalls. And that “natural” peanut butter, costing approximately $123456789, is something even more complicated to make. Gather close, dear students, and the [...]
Homemade ricotta? Really? That smooth, beautiful layer of yum in lasagna? Yes, dear students, it’s possible. And it’s as easy as kindergarten. The Damsel suspects you have everything you need, at this moment, in your kitchen. You could be five minutes away from ravishing ricotta. (Technically, this is called paneer. Ricotta is properly made from [...]
The Damsel would like to introduce today’s substitute teacher–the beautiful Amy lady from Progressive Pioneer. This is a blog that ought to be required reading for Old School students who want to do things the natural way. Know anyone who struggles with dairy? Try this: Almond Milk My mother-in-law, who eats nearly a 100% raw [...]