Category Archives: Tips & Equipment

Making a Cheese Press

I have started making my own hard cheeses this year. Finally! After 7 years I am moving beyond chevre. It has been full of learning curves, some failed attempts that still turned out edible and probably more fails in my … Continue reading

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A Dehydrator’s Worth

I have wondered what a dehydrator is worth recently. You see, last year I finally used the dehydrator for the last time, the one my mother gave me that she bought at a yard sale when I was a little-bitty … Continue reading

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Another Replacement Kitchen Aid

Well, it happened. My Kitchen Aid Pro 600 replacement mixer (the first one completely broke, the gear on the head that makes the beater and all rotate, totally broke and would no longer turn after 11 months of careful use) … Continue reading

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Sources for Gluten-free Flours and Recipes

This post is primarily for the person beginning the gluten-free diet. I am sharing the sources I use most after 5 years of GF baking. While still expensive, if you have a freezer to store flours bought in bulk or … Continue reading

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Of Aprons and Kitchens

If I could design a kitchen, I would have enough cupboard space for 10 or more sets of dishes in all kinds of colors and patterns and shapes. And enough space to show-case an eclectic array of serving dishes, too, … Continue reading

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Fun Cupcakes & Muffins!

I bought these really fun muffin/cake pans a while back, and today I tried them out. I simply couldn’t resist the cute animals and pretty butterfly’s! I pulled out all the leftover frosting from the fridge (a lot of it … Continue reading

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Kitchen Aid Mixers & GF Baking

I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer! It’s an older version I bought off ebay when we went gluten-free. When I say older, I mean like 20 years or so. It still works, and under the heavy work I give it, … Continue reading

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