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DIY Kombucha - an Interview with Red Seal Chef Andrea Potter

by: EJ on 10/22/2018

DIY Kombucha: Sparkling Homebrews Made Easy is not just a beautiful book to look at, it is packed full of practical advice on everything you need to know to successfully brew your own sparkling teas.  Chef Andrea Potter was our guest on Facebook last week and answered dozens of questions about kombucha.  Today she answers a few more in her author …

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Crumpets - From No-Knead to Sourdough

by: Sara on 08/01/2018

I am not sure that there are many other smells that invoke feelings of well-being quite like that of baking bread. It reminds me of being a kid and waiting patiently (or my mom might say not so patiently) for her fresh white bread to come out of the oven. Yes, I said white bread. The only time we got it was when it was homemade. My brothers and I …

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From No-Knead to Sourdough - An Interview with author Victoria Redhed Miller

by: Sara on 06/13/2018

Today we speak to author Victoria Redhed Miller about her new book From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread. In her new book Victoria teaches readers how to create delicious, healthy breads (no experience required) From low and no-gluten baking to  bagels and pizza, even tips for using a wood -fired oven, there is a recipe …

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Make Your Own Spiced Rum

by: EJ on 12/09/2017

Spiced rum is a delicious addition to any liquor cabinet, especially during the dark days leading up to the winter solstice!  Today's blog is an excerpt from Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home by Victoria Redhed Miller.  The nice thing about this recipe is that it uses rum as the base and does not require any distilling.  It is ready …

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Plant-Based Chevre Cheese Recipe

by: EJ on 12/08/2017

Breaking News!  Karen McAthy's book, The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-dairy Cheese,  has won the selection to represent Canada in the Vegan book category  in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.  Congratulations Karen.

Chevre, a style of cheese made traditionally with goat’s milk, is noted for its particular …

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