When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I relied on the local public library to feed my insatiable desire for information on self-reliant living. Attainable Sustainable: the Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living by Kris Bordessa was just the type of book I would relish finding, and covet owning.Continue Reading
I don’t think there’s a cookie I love more than a crispy, old-fashioned butter cookie. This amazing recipe from the new book, Sweet Maple by Michelle Visser, takes the goodness of butter cookies one step further with the addition of maple syrup. Old-Fashioned Maple Syrup Cookies are simply wonderful! Continue Reading
So, dairy and I do not always get along. I spent five years dairy-free because of all the sinus issues it caused. And then I discovered raw milk. What a wonder; I can now enjoy dairy again, as long as I keep it raw. That’s why I love this simple recipe for creamy, homemade raw milk cottage cheese.Continue Reading
The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Preserving, and Using Herbs
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a beautiful book. And The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion does not disappoint. While beauty will certainly get me to pick up a book, the contents must be just as attractive and interesting. Author Amy K. Fewell has done a great job of delivering the whole package.
It’s not often that I accept a guest post, but I’m delighted that Kelsey Steffen said yes when I asked her to write a guest post on the benefits of sourdough and talk about her eBook, Everyday Sourdough: Easy Recipes for the Everyday Baker.
I’m a huge fan of sourdough, so it may surprise you that I have no other posts on my site about the topic. Because my husband and I only eat about 2 loafs of bread a month, I’ve never felt that it was worth my while to bake my own. We’re blessed to know an amazing baker and barter bread for garden produce!
I wholeheartedly agree with Kelsey about the benefits of baking with sourdough. I particularly have trouble with yeast breads, but do perfectly fine with sourdough. Kelsey explains why in her post below.