Who knew that making a big honkin’ loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I’d seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich — the Reuben. [by Kresha Faber]
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]
Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it’s the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don’t mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let’s talk about washing produce! [by Lindsey Dietz]
My family and I greatly enjoy our winters in Idaho. It gets snowy and cold, but the snow stays around and the cold is a crisp cold — not a bone-chilling cold with heavy humidity, like we were used to when we lived on the East Coast. We look forward to the snowshoe hikes, the warmth and coziness of the fire, and the benefits of cooking on a wood stove all winter long. I love using my wood stove for our meals, breads, and baked goods. We are very frugal here in the wilderness, so when I can utilize a free resource instead of one I have to pay for, it only seems right. [by Tammy Trayer]
After spending far too much time in delightful research, here are my takes on three popular Christmas recipes that feature seasonal or preserved foods commonly found during the Victorian era, as well as links to other favorite foods that deserve a place on any Christmas table, regardless of the period of history. [by Kresha Faber]
Every year I give away gifts of food to many of my neighbors and friends. I know I’m not alone in this as I also receive many food gifts from friends and family during the holidays. With the onset of gift bags and red and green plastic storage containers, I’m afraid the art of wrapping and presenting gifts is becoming a dying art. Today I want to encourage you to resurrect this art this holiday season with the gifts of food you give — through ideas for frugal and simple wrappings for bottles, jars, tins, boxes, and more. [by Christy Greer]
I’m back with part 2 of a 3-part series on Real Food Sports Nutrition. Our society completely overhypes the need for processed, plastic-bottled ‘sports drinks.’ Thus, most of us don’t realize we can keep ourselves more than adequately hydrated with simply water or by combining real ingredients like herbal tea, fresh herbs, sea salt, honey, lemon and coconut water. To help you make your own, I’m sharing two real food recipes for delicious and easy homemade sports drinks.
I’m excited to announce what we’ll be studying next at GNOWFGLINS. This is our eighth class, by the way. Eighth!? Where did the time go? We’ve been at this since February 2010, each year adding two classes and around 40+ video and print lessons to the member area. And so here we are now… about to cover food allergies and sensitivities. And so here we are now… about to cover food allergies and sensitivities. In our Allergy-Free Cooking eCourse, you’ll discover the ins and outs of allergy-free cooking without sacrificing taste or nutrition! More info is inside this post.