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Lessons Learned From My First Sauerkraut Ferment

By Mark Spigos, Lehman’s Hardware Taking the great leap into home fermentation can be an intimidating proposition. The prospect of throwing a bunch of vegetables into a container for weeks on end can be, well, disconcerting. If you’ve left berries in your refrigerator too long, you know what fermented foods can look and smell like, […]

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How to Use and Season Cast Iron

I believe my mom cooked more with cast iron than my grandma ever did. At least, in my lifetime. Growing up, I didn’t really understand that cast iron needed tender, loving care. It’s like a living and breathing extension of your kitchen. One that I now thoroughly enjoy as an adult in my very own […]

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Kombucha 101: Make Fermented Tea in a Few Easy Steps

Kombucha is a delicious & bubbly drink your whole family will love! It is a healthy, naturally fermented beverage made from brewed tea. Learn the basics and you’ll be making kombucha at home in just a few easy steps! Kombucha 101 What Is Kombucha? Put simply, kombucha is a fermented tea that is carbonated, slightly […]

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Make Sourdough From Starter To Loaf

A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Ever wonder how bread was made before those nifty little packets of yeast came along? Or maybe you’ve wondered what leaven the people of God were instructed to get rid of during the Feast of Unleavened Bread? Surely not the little packets! So what then? Let me try […]

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Spicy Eggs, Bacon & Kale

Eggs. If you have a homestead, you most likely have eggs. Even urban backyard chicken keepers will have eggs coming out of their ears most Summers. So when we have all of these eggs, and have even more eggs after selling our extras, we often try and find fun new ways to use our eggs […]

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