Kifta is a staple meatloaf mixture that forms the basis for many Arabic main dishes, raw and cooked. This meatloaf, kiftet batatta (meatloaf with potatoes), is topped with potatoes for an easy main dish and features spring parsley. I serve it with a seasonal salad. Enjoy!
Archives for May 2011
I made up this natural, homemade, all-purpose cleaner recipe years ago. I copied a more expensive cleaner that I really liked. I looked at the other cleaner’s ingredients and realized I had everything it included, so I started making it myself for a fraction of the cost. This post includes a video recipe and a print recipe.
I can’t think of a more tumultuous time of life than the last six months: learning to milk a brand-new dairy cow. I have tried many things to gentle Gracie as we both learn the ropes of cow-milking, and the most effective has been …. patience. A hot tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. –Proverbs 15:18
Scraping the bottom of the jar. These naturally pickled radishes are that good. In about two weeks, we’ll be harvesting radishes from our garden and you know I’ll be making more. The brine is just about the prettiest I’ve seen. And the nutrition? Can’t be beat. [by Wardee Harmon]
My family and I are gardening this year, our first garden since 2006. We are beyond excited to be doing it again. But we wouldn’t be doing it at all if not for our friends Kerry and Beth Olson, who always put in a big garden. They asked us if we would work for food — and of course we said yes!
Want some pretty fun, or even kicked-up, sandwich ideas for using your homemade sourdough english muffins? Here ya go — this quick video gives you plenty. More ideas? Please share in the comments!
Most cheese recipes tell you to wait on adding the starter culture until the milk gets to temperature — leaving it vulnerable to other cultures often found in a traditional kitchen (like sourdough, water kefir, dairy kefir, Kombucha, etc.). In this video and post, I show and tell when to add starter cultures — to give milk protection and ensure better cheese results!