Homemade Organic Cultured Butter Recipe

Recently, when I made homemade creme fraiche, I figured why not make my own cultured butter, too. Butter made by first allowing heavy cream to culture naturally has a rich

DIY Crème Fraîche

True crème fraîche is a type of cultured cream; it was originally made in France by allowing raw (unpasteurized/unhomogenized) cream to ferment and thicken with the help of naturally occurring

Charcutepalooza Challenge #3: Brining

This past month, Charcutepalooza was all about brining. Our fearless leaders in all things meat, Cathy and Kim, challenged us to make corned beef. Corned beef is usually made with

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Charcutepalooza Challenge #2: The Salt Cure

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was The Salt Cure. Using Charcuterie as our reference guide, Cathy and Kim tasked us with making fresh bacon. If you’ve been reading my blog for

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Homemade Protein Bars Take 2

One of my very first blog posts was this one for Homemade Protein Bars. That post has received a lot of traffic over the last year and a half. Apparently,

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Homemade Crystallized Ginger

Ginger is one of my favorite herbs. I adore the assertive flavor of ginger, but it’s also very good for you: ginger is reputed to remedy digestive issues including stomach

Making A Gingerbread House

The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and

Cold and Flu Remedies

Fall is upon us here in the New York. As I write this, it is cool, raining and miserable outside. It won’t be too long before the really cold weather

Homemade Toothpowder | Healthy Green Kitchen

Homemade Toothpowder Recipe

Make homemade toothpowder as an alternative to commercial toothpastes that contain synthetic chemicals and unhealthy sweeteners. I was pleasantly surprised by the results when I made this homemade toothpowder recipe.

Herbal Honey with Lemon Balm and Ginger

Honey is an amazing creation and I adore these honey home remedies. So much work on the bees’ part goes into producing honey- it is such a delicious treat that

Rose Petal Elixir

This is a lovely recipe that comes from herbalist Kiva Rose. This is a simple home remedy preparation that is excellent for sore throat, as well as other types of

homemade granola bars

Homemade Protein Bars

I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and theoretically, they make a healthy snack before or after exercise. What I don’t