Dear students, Please welcome Janet@Simply So Good, who writes a darn good blog. And takes pretty pictures, too. This post on making your own ginger ale caught the Damsel’s eye because at the New Old School, that’s one of our favorite things…making it yourself. Especially when it’s something old fashioned and awesome. The Damsel would [...]
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Making things with yarn is truly an Old School skill, and whether you favor knitting, crocheting, or some other way of playing with yarn, you may find yourself in need of a pom pom. (some call it a pom PON) A hat with a jaunty poof on top makes the Damsel smile. You can buy [...]
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 [...]
When is old better? If you’ve been a student at the Old School for a while, you’ll know the Damsel thinks old is frequently better. Why is this? Why wouldn’t all this amazing technology make the new stuff better? Sometimes it is, but not as often as you might think. In the olden days, some [...]