Wool blankets, cozy slippers, candles, and pumpkin all walk hand in hand when autumn rolls around up here in the north. Days might be labeled gray, cold, and miserable by some, but when you have a long winter season fast approaching, we think it’s best to take a cue from the leaves and keep our speech beautiful. A rainy and dreary day becomes a cozy candle kind of day perfect for warm drinks and pumpkin muffins. Isn’t so much of life colored by our perspective? Keep things cozy this fall and winter with creative colorful words and tasty nourishing pumpkins treats! [by Erin Vander Lugt]
I have an unabashed, unadulterated, unrelenting love affair with sourdough. Once I discovered its great versatility, I started using it in everything. So in my ever-curious desire to come up with new sourdough recipes, I discovered these peanut butter and jelly sourdough pancakes. They’re very simple and they’re actually a great way to pack a PB&J sandwich to go: just use the pancakes as the bread, spread your favorite jelly or jam in between, and you’ve got a fairly tidy little sandwich. Enjoy!
Back in the day, my dad had a certain supper specialty he’d lovingly whip up for me, my sister, and my mom. Hot dogs wrapped in a certain store bought crescent dough. Is anyone else out there nodding their head, sharing a similar memory? Classic, right?! Well, this recipe is my nod to those sweet memories, as well as to the satisfying smiles that come from an even tastier and healthier sourdough version.
Both my husband and I come from broken homes, so we have longed to establish tradition within our home. Traditions that will remain with our children and their children long after we’ve gone to glory. Our questions have always been: what traditions are worth holding, and how do we begin our own traditions without seeming artificial? After all, lasting traditions usually seem to be a multi-generational inheritance. A Godly tradition is our main hope for inspiring and sustaining the souls of our children, yet we also desire additional traditions. Over the years, we have sought to embrace many, but none have stood the test of time. Until, by the grace of God, now.
It’s hard to believe three years have passed since teaching the Sourdough eCourse with my dear friend Wardee. More surprising still, we continue to receive delectable and nourishing offerings almost daily from the same trusty sourdough starter in exchange for a simple daily feeding or two. I look at most recipes through the lens of sourdough, always wondering if I can up the nutrition and digestibility by including our sour little friend. Today’s recipe is a tasty example of one of my favorite remakes.
Mmmmm…. homemade pizza. I start with Erin’s pizza crust, but because we love a thin, crisp crust, I use half as much dough for each pizza. A single dough recipe will then make 2 pizza crusts! (I also use spelt flour, but you can use whole wheat.) The pizza pictured (from last night) is topped with cheese, pastured chicken, and sauteed onions/garlic/mushrooms. Often we add crisp bacon pieces, too.
Welcome back to our Video Q&A series! Today’s question comes from Tami: “I’ve seen your sourdough starter videos and have my own starter sitting on the counter now (started 8 days ago). It doesn’t take 12 hours to double, more like 3 to 5. Should I still wait the full 12 hours before feeding it again, even though it “falls” by that point? And I know you said “several weeks” for it to be ready. It smells good and sour now, will two weeks be enough? Thank you, and thanks for all the free resources! I really appreciate them!” — Tami