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Traditional Cooking And Living

All of Butter For All’s Traditional Cooking And Living recipes, guides, and tips in one place.

What does cooking and living traditionally mean?

It means we grow our own food, preserve it and eat seasonally. It means we soak and ferment our grains and leaven them with traditional sourdough starter. It means we take care and pride over the animals we keep for food and companionship. It means we care for our family’s health with organic foods, herbal remedies and traditional wisdom. It means we are reconnecting to the old ways, the ways peoples have lived and thrived for thousands of years. It means we are not buying into the blatant culture of consumerism – We can make our own, build our own, cloth our own and care for our own without corporate influence. It means we have found the true essence of life within our food crops, our chicken’s eggs and our mindfulness. And that true essence is peace, wisdom and love.

Potassium-Rich Chia and Buckwheat Banana Bread – Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free

  You Can Bake Amazing Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly, Potassium-Rich Banana Bread With Buckwheat Flour Buckwheat flour has a nice fibrous texture and nutty flavor that complements the sweet, soft, ripe banana in this recipe. Buckwheat is not actually wheat at all, it is the potassium-rich inner kernel of a plant in the rhubarb and sorrel family, …

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Dark Rye Sourdough Bread – With Molasses and Caraway

  This recipe is a brilliant and easy mashup of some of my favorite rye bread styles. It is shaped like a classic Danish Rye (Rugbrød), but has the sweetness of traditional Pumpernickle and the warm spiciness of Caraway seed often found in Norwegian, German, and American rye bread variants.     This recipe’s predecessor …

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Sprouted Seed Sourdough Crackers

  Sourdough batter crackers are one of the easiest and healthiest snacks you can make with your sourdough starter.  In this version I’ve increased the nutrition and flavor by adding tons of sprouted pumpkin and sunflower seeds to the fermented batter. The seeds give the crackers a wonderful light and crispy crunch with an extra …

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Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread With Pumpkin, Cranberries, and Pecans

  This gorgeous, vibrant, cozy Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread is here to welcome back the sun as the days grow longer yet again. Here in Oregon it’s the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and that which marks the true beginning of winter.  I’m always moved by how our natural world works. Even …

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Perfect Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

  This Peppermint Pinwheel recipe is an old family favorite introduced to us by my maternal grandmother, who we lovingly called Ponana. About 20 years ago my mom compiled a binder of the treat recipes we loved when we were growing up, some of our favorite “sweeties and fatties.” Written above the recipe for peppermint …

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Raw-Honey-Sweetened Cranberry Sauce With Fresh Orange and Thyme

  The color of this cranberry sauce is simply stunning. But it’s the flavors that will have your guests asking for the recipe! I take a few of the best ingredients of the season and combine them in an organic and thoughtful way to create a sauce that has a bright, zippy, herbaceous flavor that …

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Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

  These soft Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to dress up your holiday table! Made with all-natural ingredients like puréed pumpkin or winter squash, eggs, milk, cream, and low-glycemic coconut sugar, this recipe uses my classic overnight fermentation technique for the best flavor, texture, and digestibility.  I don’t think you will find …

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Cinnamon Apple and Honey-Butter Caramel Popcorn Balls

  Popcorn Balls need to make a dramatic comeback. This is their chance! For this recipe I took freshly popped crispy popcorn, coated it in honey-butter caramel sauce, then added some salt, cinnamon, and diced dried apples to make a popcorn treat that tastes like popcorn apple pie.      Popcorn Balls With the Flavors …

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Super Soft and Chewy Sourdough Bagels

  It’s hard to believe that during my 18-year sourdough journey I had never made a real boiled and baked sourdough bagel.   I’ll be the first to admit I was always a little intimidated, knowing that the bagels needed special shaping, boiling, and baking. My intimidation was unfounded. The process is so much easier …

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The Best Sourdough Tools, Equipment, and Resources

  Learn what tools, equipment, and resources I recommend to make the very best Sourdough Bread and other Sourdough goods like pasta, cookies, muffins, tortillas, and more. Whether you are shopping for yourself or as a gift for someone special, you are guaranteed to find the perfect accompaniment to the sourdough baking journey. The Best …

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Sourdough Toaster Tarts With Blackberry, Sage, and Honey Filling

  This Fall you will find me in my kitchen making these magical sourdough toaster tarts by the dozen! While they take a little extra effort to prepare, the real fermented dough, perfectly sweetened filling, and touch of garden magic make these worth the time.   Toaster Tarts Anytime! You can serve these little beauties …

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Sesame Seed Sourdough Starter Batter Crackers

  This isn’t my first rodeo with sourdough starter batter crackers. I started making them back in the winter of 2018. I had been experimenting with drying Sourdough Crepes in the oven to get a slightly sweet cracker when the idea for a batter style cracker hit me. I have to admit, it’s been one …

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Buttermilk Sourdough Bread With Honey and Oats

  This is the kind of bread that makes a sandwich exceptional.  When I set out to develop this recipe I spent a lot of time testing different shaping techniques. I finally settled on a beautiful and functional sandwich loaf. Baking this rich bread in a loaf pan really supports the hearty oat-filled dough.  The …

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Blueberry Cornbread Muffins – Gluten Free and Egg Free

  Sometimes inspiration comes from unlikely sources.  I’ve been feeling pretty down about my need to take a break from wheat while I heal my adrenals. Unfortunately, it means no more sourdough for me for a while. I am still baking sourdough bread for my family and friends and developing new recipes, but it’s really …

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