Guide: DIY Culinary & Food

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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How to Get Started Urban Chicken Farming

Contributing Editor: Will Johnston   Raising chickens in the backyard is an easy, painless way to enjoy fresh eggs and get the benefits of raising chickens. Chickens are entertaining companions, competent weeders if you let them free range in the garden, and leave...

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How to Make Yogurt at Home

By Contributing Editor Will Johnston It's easier than you might think to start your own, in-home yogurt production. Unlike other do-it-yourself dairy projects, there are no fancy enzymes to track down, no fancy equipment to purchase. With a carton of milk, a little...

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HOW TO MAKE A REUSABLE SANDWICH WRAP

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain They're everywhere: in the sky, in the water, in your suitcase, bathroom, kitchen, and dresser drawer. They've probably made an appearance in your lunch box, too. Plastic bags, ubiquitous and (it must be said ) sublimely...

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How to Make Cheese at Home

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain The main question you might be asking is, Why on earth would anyone make their own cheese? And up until a few months ago, I was right there with you. Why? Because you can avoid excess salt, coloring, preservatives, chemicals, and...

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How to Make Hot Sauce at Home

This is from the Grow and Make Home Hot Sauce Making Kit Instructions and Recipes By Contributing Editor Will Johnston WHAT YOU'LL NEED OR SHOULD HAVE: • dried guajillo, chipotle and arbol peppers • cayenne powder, ancho powder, chile new mexico powder, curry powder •...

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Get Started with Food Dehydration at Home

  By Grow and Make Green Home Guide Chris Clark The more you look into living a more sustainable life, the more you will discover about the importance of local, seasonal food. To really be eco-friendly it is good to eat locally grown and produced food whenever...

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Introduction to Canning

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     For more direct instruction, Wach Our Canning Video. If you’ve only had canned food from the grocery store, you probably assume that the canning process leaches flavor, requires amazing quantities of preservatives, and takes...

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Tips for living to be 100

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     Even if you don't want to live to be one hundred, you can improve the quality of your life by adopting healthy habits.   Shoot for centenarian status with the guidelines listed below. From healthy eating habits to healthy...

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Cheese and Yogurt Making FAQ

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain We get a lot of questions about making cheese and wanted to provide this FAQ for those who want to learn more about the process. Q: How can I clean my cheese cloth for reuse? A: It's a good idea to not use soap for cleaning your...

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