Simplest Summer Sorbet

September 23, 2013

At my house, we like our cold, creamy desserts. However, store bought ice cream is out of the question since we don’t “do” cow’s dairy. I know there are goat milk ice creams out there, but really, I am not willing to pay the price. We lived in Florida when the first goat milk ice cream […]

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Makin’ Banana Ice Cream

September 11, 2013

I started this post quite a while ago. And then, well, summer happened. Summer in Atlanta this year was alternately hot and rainy. Mostly rainy. Honestly, it started to feel like we were living in the rain forest. My back yard has washed out so much that I can see bare dirt. One afternoon, I […]

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Quick and Dirty “Soda”

July 8, 2013

In my last two posts, I’ve detailed two simple cultures that you can use to make your own homemade, probiotic-rich soda. However, I know that lots of people aren’t ready to have bacteria growing on top of their fridge. I understand. So, for you, I offer three quick and dirty sodas that you can make […]

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Water Kefir Soda

June 22, 2013

I have lots of friends who ferment and culture lots of things. So, I am lucky to be the recipient of their knowledge and experience. And now, you are lucky to be the recipient of mine.  In my last two posts, I taught you one way to make a homemade, probiotic soda: a ginger bug. […]

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Sippin’ on Lemon Bug and Strawberry Bug

June 3, 2013

In my last post, I taught you how to make a ginger bug. We can now use it to make homemade soda. In the picture above you can see that there are tiny bubbles around the edges. When the jar is agitated, many tiny bubbles come to the surface. I use my ginger bug differently […]

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Need a Little Sparkly Fizz In Your Life?

May 27, 2013

You will probably be surprised to hear that in my house, we drink soda every day. Grape, Strawberry, Sassafrass, Lemon and Ginger sodas all make regular appearances in our glasses. It might also surprise you to find out that I put these beverages into the “health food” category. Why? Because they are homemade, fizzy drinks that […]

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MSG: I Love to Hate You

April 30, 2013

In the 90’s, I really loved Erasure. Who am I kidding? I still love Erasure. They have a song and the chorus is “I love to hate you.” It’s pretty catchy, but people look at you funny when you sing it in public. I recently went on an angry frenzy through my pantry, throwing around […]

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Palak Paneer

April 18, 2013

I really love Indian food, but most restaurant food is too spicy. Also, the paneer (cheese) is now a problem since we only eat goat dairy. I have tried for years to make good Indian food at home, but I have just never succeeded. Since we could eat out or buy prepackaged food, I just […]

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No More Milk for the Morning Cake

April 2, 2013

About a year ago, I took my son off of cow’s dairy in order to help reduce the inflammation in his body that was/is creating asthma. Goat dairy does not seem to produce the same response, so we first tried goat yogurt. Yeah, not so much. Since fresh, raw goat milk is only available for […]

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I Yam What I Yam

March 18, 2013

You’d think this post would be about sweet potatoes, right? Wrong! It’s about my all time favorite, could drink it every day, better than a milkshake, SPINACH SMOOTHIE. Popeye would love this smoothie. I love this smoothie. It’s basically the only smoothie I care about. Mango and yogurt? Nah, I’d rather have spinach. The beauty […]

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