Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Published 2:20 PM by with 1 comment

Wednesday Wanderings

Here is a varied selection of articles that I've found on my excursions around the web! I hope you enjoy them, or at least find them thought-provoking. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comment section, whether you agree or disagree. Today's links are all about cooking and what I've been making lately in my kitchen!

I have been experimenting for a few months with water kefir. It's non-dairy, which is great for dairy-sensitive folks like me, and tastes like sweet fizzy juice or soda when made just right! SUPER good. Of course, there are plenty of ways to mess it up, as I've found, so I've been frequenting this FAQ page as well.

Each of the cold-weather soups that I've made so far from this local magazine, Sauce, have been delicious. Try all six!

This is the best oatmeal I've ever had in my life. It's rich, creamy, and deliciously filling. We're going crazy with it here, and Harmony clears her bowl every morning.

Someday I'll make this, but two experiments in fermented food in one tiny apartment kitchen is too much for now.

This is the greatest quick, perfectly-sized cup-of-delight dessert EVER. Make it now. Right now.

Next on my list of things to make in my cast-iron skillet: whole-wheat biscuits!

This custard was last weekend's dessert. I will say that nobody except me liked it, unfortunately, but I thought it was tasty ; )

While mine is bought from a local herb store and not home-made, this great flu-preventative and immune system booster has been a big help with our health this winter. Definitely recommended!

Some people have been telling me I should try the paleo diet. While I try to make sure that my family eats a lot of unprocessed food, fresh food, and organic dairy and meat (not much else organic, I'm afraid, although with our nearby Aldi finally carrying organic products that will hopefully change), I'm not interested in going paleo, and here's why, by one of my favorite food authors, Michael Pollan.

Last but not least, here are tips about cooking with kids! It's been so fun having Harmony able to cook with me more and more as she gets older.

One of my successful kefir batches : ) 


mountain girl said...

Thanks for all the linky love! I have been wanting to make elderberry syrup. I love making water kefir (about to start again, got my grains!) and soaked oats is sooo good, I agree. I went Paleo (or nearly) for over a year (last year). I now believe some people do well on it, while others do better on more carbs and some grains (ME!) Dr. Mercola's explanation of Nutritional Typing (or metabolic typing) was so helpful in figuring out my "type". I look forward to checking out all the other links you posted!