The Ultimate Cheese Press is Updated (New Video)!

The Ultimate Cheese Press Is Updated! (New Video) | Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It's design is improved, it's now being made from hardwood maple, and it's being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that's got an oil we love to use -- and she listened. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It’s design is improved, it’s now being made from hardwood maple, and it’s being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that’s got an oil we love to use — and she listened. [by Wardee Harmon]

Getting Started with Pressure Cooking

Getting Started with Pressure Cooking | For a long time, I have been against pressure canning and pressure cooking. Pressure canning, at least, is discouraged in Nourishing Traditions as nutrient destroyer. And traditional food lovers seem to follow an unwritten rule that anything cooked or canned under pressure must be suspect. I am not against pressure canning or cooking any more. Today I want to share why I've changed my tune, plus resources so you can get started, too! | GNOWFGLINS.com

For a long time, I have been against pressure canning and pressure cooking. Pressure canning, at least, is discouraged in Nourishing Traditions as nutrient destroyer. And traditional food lovers seem to follow an unwritten rule that anything cooked or canned under pressure must be suspect. I am not against pressure canning or cooking any more. Today I want to share why I’ve changed my tune, plus resources so you can get started, too! [by Wardee Harmon]

My Top 10 Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

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At first, all I saw were big, fat dollar signs. When I began my Traditional Cooking journey four years ago, I was surprised that my “fully stocked kitchen” wasn’t as fully stocked as I thought. Like changing our way of eating, it’s been a process to get the right tools. Some of them cost us a pretty penny and required advance planning and saving before we could buy them. Others were less expensive and were purchased on a regular trip to the store. Still others were gifts given by thoughtful friends and family who know that kitchen equipment is the way to my heart. You might find that the holidays are the perfect time to tell your husband/parents/in-laws/friends that you want some new toys — kitchen toys, that is. And, if you’re like me and just can’t decide what to ask for, this list might help narrow down your choices a bit. [by Lindsey Dietz]

The Scoop on Stainless Steel Cookware

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In a previous post I mentioned that stainless steel can leach aluminum. I was really surprised at the amount of questions and comments that generated! Leaching from stainless steel cookware might be a significant issue if you are attempting to heal a sensitive person, but honestly I have never really tackled the issue in my kitchen. My stock pots are starting to pit and look a bit worn, so it’s time to invest in some new ones and to do a little more learning. [by Nichole Sawatzky]

Rethinking Aluminum Foil

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Sometimes in life we get tired of hearing about all the things we should change, and as a result we hold on too tightly to things we should be setting free. Oh, dear aluminum foil. I am afraid that in my home I may have held on a little too tightly. Aluminum foil is so easy. As the camping season began and I pulled out my camping menus, I realized how much I was dependent on that convenient metal foil. Sigh. I suppose it was time to take another look.

Cooking Outdoors {Plus a Rocket Stove Dinner!}

Outdoor Cooking {Rocket Stove Dinner}

I love food, and I especially love to cook outdoors. My favorite time of day for such an activity is early morning. Sunrise. Tending a hot fire and a warm meal while the cool air kisses your cheeks is one thing that everyone on Earth ought to experience in their lifetime. Cooking outdoors, or cooking without power, can be extremely simple and enjoyable. However, it takes practice to feel truly confident doing so. Begin now, and if the necessity for cooking without power arises, rest assured knowing you are prepared to feed your family!

Giveaway: Crock On! Cookbook (5 copies)

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I am sooooo excited about Crock On!, the brand-new crockpot cookbook by Stacy Myers. We in the real food community have needed something like this for a long time! Lovely recipes using mostly whole food ingredients, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners. And on the flip side — no cans of cream of soup or beans. This book is just $5, but you can get it for $4.25 through 12/31/12. Plus, I’m giving away 5 copies!