Homemade

Every Monday I write about something relating to food, usually the homemade good stuff. Other important topics include:

  • eating local,
  • organic foodstuffs,
  • cooking from scratch,
  • cheese-making,
  • home brewing,
  • vegetarian meals, and
  • seasonal eating.
Pesto
I had been reading about homemade pesto from lots of online friends, and since I got a basil plant at the farmers market a few weeks ago I wanted to try it out.
Guacamole
A step-by-step recipe for making my famous guacamole, including advice on how to cut avocados and remove those pesky pits. In the end you will have very quick and extremely tasty bowl full of guacamole
Mushroom Quesadillas
I have a friend from Mexico. Let me just tell you one thing about having a friend from Mexico: it’s awesome. For many, many reasons, but one of them is that every time I go to her house she literally “whips up” things like these mushroom quesadillas. This recipe, in fact, that I am about to share with you.
Mozzarella Cheese
The past month or so I have been trying my hand at homemade cheese. I never would have thought of making cheese. I always thought about cheese as a base product, like milk or salt, you can’t make it. You just have to buy it. But, oh buddy, I was wrong. A step-by-step tutorial to make your own mozzarella cheese.
Butter
Making butter is a simple and fun project, even little kids can do it. It’s amazing to actually see the butter form before your eyes. Basically all you need to make butter is heavy whipping cream and a jar. Learn how to make your own.
Kitchen Necessities
Three things that I must have in my kitchen at all times to create successful, flavorful, quick meals. Find out what they are here.
You are What You Eat…or “How to Become a Vegetarian, Organic, Made-from-Scratch Localvore in Just Nine Months”
I think the title says it all, don’t you? Read more here.
Pizza from Scratch
It’s taken me about a year or so, but I think I can officially say that I have mastered making pizza from scratch. It is really so much better than Pizza Hut, Dominoes, etc. (but not, sad to say, better than Lou Malnati’s…yet!). Just recently I realized that it would be a good idea just to plan to make pizza once a week, so now we eat homemade pizza every Friday. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it

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