Category Archives: DIY food

Rendering Fats at Home Primer, Lesson One

Despite the bad rap from conventional medicine and most nutritionists, fats from animals raised on pasture are of great benefit to human health. Saturated fats play many important biologic roles. They are an integral component of cell membranes, which are … Continue reading

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Interview with Tony Fuentes on LaunchPad Radio

>Well, that was fun! I met with Tony Fuentes, host of LaunchPad Radio and co-owner of the fabulous Milagros Boutique, and we talked about kitchen literacy, lactofermentation, and the social and economic benefits of DIY food. Check it out.

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Charcutepalooza: Duck Breast Prosciutto

When my husband and I were about to be married, we did what many couples do and set up a registry. Rather, I did what many brides do and set up a registry. Husband-to-be wasn’t especially keen on the idea, … Continue reading

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Leftovers by Design: Chicken

I was having one of those days. Tired and hungry at five o’clock after a very busy day during which I hadn’t thought even once about dinner. There were some leftovers from the previous evening’s experimental spaghetti squash “lasagna” with … Continue reading

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Smells Like Spring Spirit

We were enjoying a lovely spring tease here last week and my mind began turning to nettles. I strongly believe that our bodies, if we let them, will guide us to the foods we need for health. In the winter, … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Fennel

Fennel bulb intrigues me and I love it in salads and roasted, but ideas for how to combine its nutty licorice-ness in a cooked savory dish have alluded me. Two fennel bulbs and a chuck roast in my fridge inspired … Continue reading

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Ode to the Tomato

After last year’s dismal tomato harvest, I went all out this year to ensure that we would have lots of tomatoes and I’m so pleased to find my efforts paying off now. I started plants from seed indoors late last … Continue reading

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