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 [...]
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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 [...]
Anyone else notice that the dishes don’t come as clean in the dishwasher as they used to? In the area where the Damsel lives, a key ingredient was removed from dishwasher detergent. Phosphorus has long been included in all sorts of cleaning products, but it’s been determined to be harmful to the environment. So they’ve [...]
How many times have you skipped a recipe because it called for cake flour instead of all-purpose flour? How many times have you looked for cake flour at the market and either couldn’t find it, or cringed at the price? Could it be true that it’s really THIS EASY to make your own cake flour? [...]
This is what you need: sugar. a blender or food processor. cornstarch (optional). the need to eat frosting. The Damsel promises, this really does work and can be used any way “storebought” powered sugar is used. She sincerely wishes she knew about this before, because plain table sugar is quite a bit cheaper than powdered [...]
First, let’s talk. Is brown sugar more healthy than white sugar? Like brown rice vs. white rice, brown bread vs. white bread? Is it less refined? The Damsel looked up an article about how commercial sugar producers make brown sugar and got confused. But it seems it comes down to this: maybe they used to [...]
Have you ever been tempted to put liquid dish soap (the kind you handwash dishes with) in your dishwasher? Perhaps you’ve heard. Or maybe you’ve learned from personal experience. Try this, and you’ll end up with suds irresponsibly billowing out of your dishwasher. The volume of suds is quite astonishing. On the bright side, your [...]