Slow cook fresh tomatoes, process them and cook them down for tomato purée. Freeze it to make tomato sauce, pizza sauce and more in winter.
Doggy Approved Puréed Bone Treat
Before I start this post, let me point out that I am neither a vet nor a dog nutritionist, if that’s a thing, which it likely is because where I live, we have not one but two dog ophthalmologists (that I know of). I don’t have a dog. I had hoped my cat Bootsy might […]
If this was truly DIY, I would also raise the pigs… This may sound like a contradiction, or merely a justification from a woman who really likes to eat lard, but I don’t actually eat much meat and I rarely eat pork.
Solar Cooking Festival
“If you can see your shadow, you can cook.” Pass this litmus test and a solar oven can make your dinner, according to one of the solar chefs who demonstrated this past weekend at the Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival, hosted by the nonprofit Solar Cookers International. He was one of about twenty-five impressive solar chefs demonstrating their […]
5 of the Things I Learned Over a Week of Compulsive Social Media Activity
I stumbled upon many more than five great ideas this past week, but felt I better limit myself. (I should limit my time on social media as well.)
How to Make Easy and Free No-Waste Bone Broth
Click here to go straight to the recipe. I used to buy broth. I would use half a container, put the rest in the fridge and a couple of weeks later, empty the remains down the drain. The packaging waste is also excessive. At Safeway, you can choose from Tetra-Paks or cans for liquid broth; or plastic jars or paper […]
How to Cook Black Beans
Click here to go straight to the recipe. Updated 01/19/21 Update 07/16: I now have a pressure cooker and cook my beans in that. IT IS SO FAST! Read more here. I don’t eat canned beans (or canned anything for that matter), for several reasons: Cans are lined with plastic that often contains BPA. Because […]