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{Farm Aid 2013} Grains Brains Pancakes

Editor’s Note: I am still over the moon, that Jennifer of Farm Aid’s Homegrown.Org reached out to From Scratch Club many moons ago about co-presenting the Skills Tent at this year’s Farm Aid Concert on September 21, at SPAC in my backyard, Saratoga Springs, NY.  We assisted Jennifer in stocking the Skills Tent class schedule […]

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{FSC Book Club} Put ‘Em Up! FRUIT Final Recap

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. What a summer! If you’ve been following along with the FSC Book Club, you’ve been savoring every bit of the summer fruit bounty by freezing, canning or preserving with us using Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put […]

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{FSC Book Club} Assignment 1 & 2 Recap

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Can you believe it? We’ve already finished our first two assignments for Round 4 of the FSC Book Club. We are reading and and cooking our way through Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em […]

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Home-cured duck breast prosciutto

{fancy food club} We’re Bringing Fancy Back

Awhile back I wrote a piece about our Fancy Food Club. Since the other three couples in our club were Navy families, they have since moved from the area. This just left Chris and I and we certainly weren’t prepared to give up FFC. So, here’s a quick recap of what it is: a group […]

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{FSC Book Club} …Round 4 BEGINS!

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Round 4 of the FSC Book Club has begun! We  are reading and and cooking our way through Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em Up by the incredible Sherri Brooks Vinton. It’s a gorgeous […]

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{FSC Book Club} Round 4 Selection & Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER AND THE WINNERS ARE:  Kate “This summer I want to make cucumber pickles. I can never seem to grow enough cukes for a batch.” and Stephanie: “Moving into a house with cherry trees, and could use some preservation ideas!” We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. […]

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{reflections on food} Eat Vegan Before 6

I have been thinking a lot about diet in the last couple of years, partly as a result of writing for this blog, partly because I have had a sedentary job for nearly two decades and it is wreaking havoc on my aging body.  I do lots of things right, I exercise by walking up […]

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{FSC Podcast} Episode 12: Whole Grains for a New Generation

Apropos of wrapping up our wildly successful round of the FSC Book Club, where we read through the cookbook Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook, we are bringing you an interview with the book’s author Liana Krissoff! We loved cooking our way through Whole […]

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{FSC Book Club} Final Recap + Meetings 6 & 7

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. That’s a wrap! We have successfully cooked and baked and experimented our way through the fantastic cookbook Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook by Liana Krissoff. As a group, we tried out new […]

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{grain brains challenge} Whole Grain Crackers

Grain Brains Challenge A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. When Alan challenged me to a cracker duel, I thought I would whomp him with the kind of crackers I mostly make – very stiff flatbreads. But he sent me a beautiful recipe for crackers came out more […]

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{giveaway winner} Put em UP! Fruit

We had 96 amazing answers to our request to tell us about your love for fruit: in jam, as soda syrup base, poached in wine, used on meat, in a salad, etc… A comment won someone a copy of Sherri Brooks Vinton’s newest book, Put ‘em Up! Fruit. First up, some amazingly personal & thoughtful comments: Terry: Since I […]

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{giveaway} Put ‘Em Up! Fruit.

Its Earth Day and I get to gush about a book (and host a giveaway) that inspires and educates folks on the ins & outs of putting fruit up, whether that’s in jam-form, syrup-form, frozen-form or or or…the sky is the limit! Growing your own fruit or buying fruit from your local farmers market or […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 4 & 5 Recap:Rye,Buckwheat,Millet & Barley

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. I might have jinxed us. On the last recap, I noted that these assignments might be tricky with its focus on some of the more uncommon grains like barley and buckwheat. I commented in the forum that I was nervous because those whole […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 3 Recap- Oats & Farro

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Oats, oats, oats. Such a popular grain with so much interesting potential too. I eat oatmeal at least a few times a week, but I confess that beyond the occasional chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, I don’t do much else with it. And farro? I […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 2 Recap-Quinoa & Spelt

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Quinoa! It’s the superfood that’s all the rage these days and we tackled it using the delicious recipes from Whole Grains for a New Generation. We also took a look at the spelt recipes in the book to round out our second “meeting” […]

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