Little House on Pine

Homemade Pizza Dough 0

Homemade Pizza Dough

One night a week we make pizza at the Little House on Pine. The flexibility of toppings gives us a chance to use whatever ingredients remain from other meals. We typically make the dough over lunch and let it...

Pizza makes great use of seasonal produce. 0

Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

To accommodate friends with gluten sensitivities, I started experimenting with gluten-free flours. After some missteps with dough that crumbled apart or relaxed in gummy dismay, I found a winning combination with delectable flavor, tender elasticity, and a crisp crust....

Sweet potato fly is a soft drink from Guyana. 0

Sweet Potato Fly

Both Nourishing Traditions and Wild Fermentation describe the effervescent fruity tones of sweet potato fly, a soft drink from Guyana. Grating the sweet potatoes takes a while, but this unique tropical beverage is worth...

The kombucha mother floats on the surface of the tea. 0

Starting a New Kombucha Mother

So you tried kombucha and want to start making it on your own. The first step: acquire a kombucha mother, a.k.a. SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). If ordering one online, follow the...

Basic supplies for making yogurt: mason jars, milk, starter yogurt culture. 0

Making Yogurt

Making yogurt at home saves money, reduces plastic, and keeps a staple probiotic food in the house. Nourishing Traditions recounts research that the lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria in yogurt strengthens resistance to allergies. I make...

Ginger carrots. 0

Ginger Carrots

I first tried ginger carrots made by Amish dairy farmer who introduced me to kefir. Once I successfully started making my own kefir with his excellent milk, I carefully siphoned whey that separated from...

Kefir cheese 0

Kefir Cheese and Whey

After training my kefir grains to make coconut milk kefir and ginger ale, I learned that my favorite live culture ferment had more to offer. Kefir cheese, also called kefir laban (a.k.a. laben, labnah, labni), unlocked new realms of local and probiotic recipes....

Gently stir the kefir to separate the kefir grains from the cultivated milk. 0

Making Kefir

My passion for fermentation started with kefir. I first heard about kefir in the 2010 documentary The Whole Truth about Raw Milk, and shortly thereafter began buying quarts of it from an Amish farmer....