How To Ferment Radish — The Ealy Homestead

I found this recipe from The Ealy Homestead, a site which I have been following for a long time. If you are interested in food preservation, self sufficiency and simple recipes, this is a recommended site!

Radishes are a spring staple on our homestead. They’re easy to plant and yield in just under 30 days, plus they do well in cool weather. So as soon as the ground is workable, these are usually one of the first veggies I plant. In our house, the first planting of radish is usually consumed […]

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Yummy Home-made Food For Doggies — LeennasCreativeBox

Leenna, from Leenna’s creative box, heard my complaining about not being able to find the proper dog food in the food shops and she published a solution to the problem! If you are looking for ideas on making your own food for dogs, this is the post for reading!

I immediately thought of my favourite doggies’ favourite food cooked by their human mums. So, I contacted their mums and got their tried and tested recipes to share with you over this confusing time for doggies (and their human parents).

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Super Easy DIY: 4 Ingredient Homemade Tortillas

Hi there 🙂

As you well know, I set a challenge for myself that basically forces me to learn how to cook and bake. Cooking is not my thing and baking is a serious ‘No-Go’ zone.

In my ultimate frustration with not being able to have what I want, I’ve been scouring the web for easy DIY recipes. Guess what! None of them are easy. For some reason, simple cooking just isn’t a thing anymore. All I can seem to find are recipes with 15 ingredients. 9 of which I would have to search every specialty shop in the Country to find. So why so complicated? Ugh. However, I have managed to find a few tolerable recipes and make them my own way. This is one.

This recipe makes 8 tortillas. (BTW; this tortilla recipe turns into naan bread if you just leave them in the pan a bit longer. So…Ta-da! Instantly 2 recipes 😉 Yyyyaassss) 8 tortillas here get gobbled up immediately, so may I suggest doubling the recipe if you’ve got a hungry group. The recipe I found was in USA measurements and since conversion is a pain, we just used the measuring set we bought on our wedding trip. There is a conversion calculator that’s quite accurate.

Here are your very important 4 ingredients :

  • 2 cups flour (wheat powder)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

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And here’s what you do:

  • Basically, put it all in a bowl and mix well until it looks doughy
  • Remove dough from bowl and knead on a surface that has been lightly dusted with flour (wheat powder) to prevent sticking
  • Knead for about 10 minutes
  • Then leave to sit for 10 minutes
  • Divide your dough into 8 equal parts
  • Roll each part out until it is thin. It should be round, but I’m thinking that’s an acquired skill. I’ve found that kind of slapping it between your palms in a back and forth action will help to smooth it out.
  • Lightly coat your pan with oil or cooking spray and then place your rolled dough into the hot pan. Turn after 1 minute and remove after another 1 minute. (*If you want Naan bread, leave the dough in the pan until it bubbles. Flip, and repeat. Pretty simple.)
  • Keep tortillas in the oven on low in order to keep them warm before serving.

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That’s it!

If you are like me and hate doing all the prep work every time, make an extra batch of dough, knead and let sit, then divide into 8 portions, wrap each dough portion in either a freezer bag or plastic wrap and put straight to the freezer. It works pretty well and it’s ready to roll and cook as soon as it defrosts.

My tortillas aren’t so beautiful, but they did taste great and they managed to hold everything I stuffed them with. So in my book, it’s a win! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

Sourdough Made Simple

This recipe! It’s been 2 weeks now that I’ve been on my extreme experiment challenge and I’ve been searching for a semi-simple recipe for baguette bread. Everything looks so…complicated! Until I came across this quite awesome recipe on http://www.olderfatterhappier.com
I’m reflagging this because I think it’s cool, but also so I can have it on hand when I try it. 😉 I WILL try this!
Enjoy!

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Sourdough has a reputation for being a bit tricky, so a lot of people find it intimidating. Thanks to my friend P, a fellow baking geek, I’ve been introduced to the Lahey method, which makes it super-easy to bake bread at home. I love this book!

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I’ve been experimenting with Lahey’s method for several weeks and my adapted recipe for sourdough is even simpler. It looks like a lot of steps but bear with me.

The genius part: Instead of folding/kneading your dough every few hours, you let your dough ferment overnight (18 hrs), do a second rise for 2 hrs and bake. No more being stuck in your house all day during the rising process!

STEP 1

All sourdough begins with a starter — natural yeast with a brinier flavor than the commercial yeast you find at the supermarket. Plan on 3-4 days before it’s ready to use. All…

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Sweet Potato Fries

Good morning, all 🙂
I happened upon this great and easy to make recipe for sweet potato fries yesterday on http://www.hopefu1romantic.wordpress.com This is another recipe that I am really wanting to try. Can’t wait!

Rulla Alani

Along with writing poetry and spewing thoughts, I love to cook! It allows me to express myself through flavor. Usually when I tell someone what I’m going to cook, they respond “but, that doesn’t go together” or “I’ve never cooked it that way”. That’s what makes my cooking so unique. I like to match ingredients that usually don’t pair well together and I like to transform traditional recipes into more modern ones.

Lately, I’ve been trying my best to eat healthy. The worst parts of my diet are the snacks and the drinks that I choose to consume. I love snacking! And not on healthy things, such as fruits or nuts, but on chips, cookies, chocolates, etc. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to reflect on my health decisions. I’ve chosen to drink way, way, way more water instead of the pure sugar I used to call juice or even…

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Foraging – Spring Edibles Pt. 3

I HAD to share this awesome post from http://www.lovelearnwander.wordpress.com
As you probably already know, we have a field of dandelions here. As opposed to being frustrated trying to eliminate them all, I thought it would be really great to make use of them in any way possible. Win-Win, am I right?? So I was THRILLED when I came across these 2 fantastic sounding ‘not your typical dandelion recipe’ dandelion recipes. That syrup is tops on my to-try list this summer! Looking super cool 🙂 A big thank you to Love Learn Wander for allowing me to share!

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This week’s foraged goodness is a real little ray of sunshine and is probably blazing its way across your lawns right now – the dandelion. If you missed last week’s instalment on Hairy Bittercress, you can find it here.

Dandelions are so abundant and persistent at this time of year that people spend hours trying to eliminate them – a quick google search tells me that we’re spraying, digging, salting, smothering, even torching (really?!) this gardeners blight – when what we should be doing is enjoying their deliciousness.

The dandelion ‘weed’ can be found just about anywhere grass grows and can be harvested at any point during their cycle, though the leaves do get tougher as they age. Just make sure the land you’re foraging is chemical free (no roadsides!) and you really can’t go wrong. I sent my children over the garden fence to gather ours, they spent…

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