This is My Quest and Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This is My Quest and Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce

“What is your name?” “Cery.” “What is your quest?” “I seek the holy grail.” (Of food, anyway.) “What is your favorite color?” “Purple.  Duh!”   Ok, now that’s out of the way and I can concentrate. 🙂 My current quest is actually to replace all of the things that I threw out of my pantry […]

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

I am often asked why I take the time to can and dehydrate foods during the summer months. Here’s what I tell them, just in case you were interested too. What’s in your jar? The most important reason is that when I “put up” foods at home I know exactly what is in it. I […]

Easy Homemade Cultured Buttermilk

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 […]

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 Easy & Delicious Feta Cheese at Home

How to Make Easy & Delicious Feta Cheese at Home

My favorite salad in the whole world is the Greek salad from Panera. When I decided to stop eating out so much, I really, really, missed my weekly Greek salad fix. So I decided that the thing to so was to figure out how to make it at home. Cuz that’s how I roll. The […]

Pressure Canning Rhubarb at Home

Pressure Canning 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 […]