Organic Instant Rice ~ How To Make It Yourself

Organic Instant Rice ~ How To Make It Yourself

I don’t know about you, but there are some convenience foods that I have missed since starting my Traditional Foods journey. One of these is instant rice. I used instant almost exclusively before, because it was, ya know, instant. I also have some family favorite recipes that call for instant rice. And while cooking not […]

How to Make Healthy, Probiotic Water Kefir

How to Make Healthy, Probiotic Water Kefir

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble… Ok, not really any toil or trouble, but definitely lots of bubbles. I’m talking about water kefir (pronounced KEY-fur) today, which is an amazingly bubbly and thirst quenching brew you can make at home. It’s a naturally carbonated beverage that’s full of probiotic goodness. You can leave it plain. Or you […]

Why Should You Store Food At Home?

Why Should You Store Food At Home?

People often ask me why I talk about preserving and storing food so much. (You can read about my food storage here.) I think that is a great question and a great topic for a blog post. So here’s my answer. Savings There are several reasons I talk about food storage. The first one is […]

How to Easily Can Rhubarb at Home

How to Easily Can Rhubarb at Home

Rhubarb is one of those things that I hated as a kid and discovered I liked as an adult. It is a perennial that has a fairly short season during April and May. In the Northwest US they can sometimes get a second harvest in the fall. The taste reminds me of tart apples with […]

Make Your Own Easy Homemade Cultured Buttermilk

Make Your Own Easy Homemade Cultured Buttermilk

Today I’d like to talk to you about buttermilk. “Uhm, why?” You may be thinking. Because I use it a lot I suppose. Biscuits, scones, homemade ranch dressing, waffles, chocolate poundcake, in my smoothies…I use it a LOT. Since I was already getting fresh milk every week, I decided to try my hand at making […]