This recipe makes a lower sodium version of a favorite Campbell's soup. There's nothing like simmering a pot of soup all afternoon, filling your house with good smells and some extra humidity - a bonus on a cold winter day.
I have overachieving roses in my backyard, and have been looking for ways to use those big, round, beautiful rose hips. I didn’t expect to find this while exploring, but I did! I’ll try it later this year, when the hips are ready. You should try it, too!
We’ve only lived in Casa de Caribou 2.0 for about 5 months, but the grounds are already being cultivated into useful, productive, pretty land. Here’s my progress from the last few days, as an example of what late summer looks like for a Midwest gardener and foodie. Continue reading “A Typical August Country Weekend”
I love my sourdough starter. I’ve been maintaining it for a couple of decades now. Even when I neglect it, old Beastie always springs back to life when I pull him from the back of the refrigerator. He makes a nice, light, white sourdough loaf, fantastic waffles, and really good pancakes. Continue reading “Sweet and Sourdough”
This is my favorite way to make potato salad. I know I break the rules by dicing the potatoes before cooking them, but really, why should I mangle a soft, warm, potato when I can get that step cleanly done before the cooking? It makes more sense to me. Be sure to read through the entire recipe before starting, so you can gather together your ingredients and equipment. Hope you like this! Continue reading “Potato Salad My Way”
Making your own wine at home can be either intimidating or lots of fun. I like to make wine and I like to have fun. Most of the recipes and instructions on the internet are intimidating AND confusing. And they try to convince you everything has to be perfect, and you have to use that floating thermometer thingydoodle to get your alcohol level just right. Here’s a secret. I can’t get my floating thermometer thingydoodle to even float, not even a little, it just drops like an ironclad and doesn’t tell me anything useful. *whispers* So I stopped using it completely. Continue reading “Caribou Country Chamomile Wine”
Life Stage One: Fresh bread!
It doesn’t matter what type of bread it is, as long as it’s a loaf you love. Around this house, we always have a loaf of classic soft white bread, perfect for peanut butter and jelly sammiches. But I’m also madly in love with dark, hearty, cracked-grain breads, especially when toasted, buttered and heaped with smooshed avocado. That’s my notion of perfection, but I digress. I also enjoy baking sourdough bread. My method is very similar to this: Sourdough Bread from Potato Flake Starter.