Kombucha Barbecue Sauce and a SCOBY Hotel

Click here to jump to the recipe This summer I felt like I had a part-time job brewing kombucha. In the heat and unusual humidity, I had to brew and bottle every four days or even every three! I love kombucha but can (and should) drink only so much. If you need a break from […]

Sourdough Bread

Updated 06/10/17 Every time I post a picture of a freshly baked sourdough loaf on social media, someone asks “Is the recipe on your blog?” Before I bake this weekend (that’s how I party) and post pics, I thought I better post the recipe here. On Twitter, I follow Joe Fitzmaurice, an Irish baker, who recently […]

Anne Marie’s Book Club

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” ― Desiderius Erasmus I have wanted to write a post with book recommendations on the topics of simplicity and food—I cannot separate the two—since I began writing my blog. I haven’t read all the books that […]

Fermenting Versus Canning

Updated 06/11/17 fermentation noun     fer·men·ta·tion     \ˌfər-mən-ˈtā-shən, –ˌmen-\ “[The] process by which microbes consume sugars and produce acid, alcohol and gases.” — from The Good Gut “The transformative action of microorganisms.” — from The Art of Fermentation Often when I discuss fermentation, people say to me “Cool! I’ve always wanted to try canning.” Before I started fermenting […]