How many of you are like me and have asked the following questions of a trusted friend? Where do I buy...? What do you use? Which one do you recommend? Not only have I asked these same questions but I receive frequent emails containing these very questions. For me, it helps knowing that someone I trust uses a particular product or brand and recommends it. So, I have added to the … [Read more...] about Where Do I Buy…?
"Butchering a Cow" might sound like a step-by-step tutorial, but I really just want to share with you how we butchered our steer Brisket (while encouraging you to also branch out beyond your comfort zone). We purchased Brisket when he was a few days old from a local dairy (and steer-ified him soon thereafter). As his name implies, we considered him not as a pet but future meat for our table. … [Read more...] about Butchering A Cow
Last week I shared my Chinese Chicken with Walnuts recipe and received quite a few emails with questions about the how-to's of stir-frying. So, I thought I would give the basic information that I have learned and hopefully encourage you to give it a try! According to Wikipedia, stir-frying is: a pair of Chinese cooking techniques for preparing food in a wok: chǎo (炒) and bào (爆). The term … [Read more...] about Stir Fry Basics
I have found that healthy homemade snacks are a must have! Having children at home, it seems as if someone is always wanting something to eat! Oh, they eat very well at meals but, I think because we work outside so much in the hot weather, they are always hungry! I just can not seem to keep them full. Or, maybe it is because there are several teenage boys. But, then again, we have 2 girls … [Read more...] about Healthy Homemade Snacks
How many time have you heard the saying, "waste not, want not"? Our family saying is, "use it up, wear it out, make do or do without". Actually, it is my husband's saying! I am the one who loves to shop - for bargains of course! But, I do hold to the basic idea of being good stewards and not wasting. Some people are frugal because they have to be. Some are frugal because it is their … [Read more...] about Frugality Through Cultured Foods
Do you ever feel that if you could just get organized, you might get something accomplished? That has been me these past couple of months. You might wonder what has happened to the recipes here at Cultured Palate. There have not been any new ones posted in several weeks! Well, I have one word for you ..... Pruning! … [Read more...] about Getting Organized