Guide: DIY Culinary & Food

Curds and Whey…

We received these two questions this week regarding cheesemaking. Thought we'd pass on our suggestions for those making cheese. Q: How can I clean my cheese cloth for reuse? A: It's a good idea to not use soap for cleaning your cheese cloth. We recommend putting it in...

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Happy August!

This week is going to be baking here in PDX with record temperatures expected. BBQ Pizza We recently made a pizza on the BBQ using home made mozzarella from our DIY Italian Cheese Making Kit. Making a barbeque pizza is pretty easy. Make a simple pizza dough and then...

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DIY Mustard Making: What you need to know

How to Make Mustard at Home with Great Recipes As Summer approaches many of us will be grilling. A great complement to your bbq is home made mustards. We have some great recipes, tips and kits for getting going with making mustard at home. What you should have on hand...

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Guide to Growing Tea Herbs

Grow Herbs for Teas at Home with our DIY Guide HERBAL TEA GARDEN GROWING GUIDE       Follow the directions below to start your seeds. Keep your seeds in their sealed packet in a cool, dry place until ready to sow.  To harvest your herbal teas To harvest and store your...

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DIY Hot Sauce FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer to your questions about making hot sauce at home So you either bought one of our DIY Hot Sauce Kits or you are inspired and going to make hot sauce at home without our kit. Now you want to have some of your questions answered. Hopefully our Hot Sauce FAQ will...

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DIY Video: How to Make Hot Sauce at Home

In this video we'll show you how to make hot sauce at home. With our kit or without, you can learn what is required and get started making hot sauce. We've made this video for those seeking to get a quick introduction to making hot sauce at home. Watch and...

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How to roast coffee beans at home

In this article we’ll teach you how to roast coffee at home. It’s a great way to both save money and produce a coffee to your own liking. With some experimentation you can create your own ‘signature roast’. I consider myself a coffee snob and was paying $12 a pound for one of my favorite blend and roasts.

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A Foragers Salad

By Contributing Editor Nancy Hulse   This past fall, we started a new bed in a shaded area along our driveway. We planted some red-twigged dogwood, ornamental grasses, several types of groundcover and mulched it heavily with compost. But the reality of any newly...

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