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Traditional Cooking And Living

Easy Blueberry Clafoutis

  Clafoutis (pronounced Cla-foo-tee) is French for cobbler. But it’s not anything like the American style berry cobblers. Clafoutis has a delicate pudding like texture that is simple but refined. It is so extremely versatile, you can use any berry or stone fruit you have on hand. It takes under and hour to prepare and …

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Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

  Salsa literally translates to “sauce”.  And this is a perfect example of a multi-purpose sauce. Use it as a dip, a marinade, a topping for meats and fish, or simply cook with it. However you decide to use it, this sauce will add depth and a smokey tanginess to your dishes. I grow my …

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Banana Date Bread

  There is ZERO sugar added to this delicious recipe, just the wonderful earthy sweetness from the dates, bananas, and pecans. This quick bread is packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. The texture is dense but cake like at the same time. It’s a great way to use up soft bananas and it makes …

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Yellow Plum Fruit Leather

  Fruit leather is easy to make and is a perfectly healthy fruit snack. I can’t really call this a recipe. It’s more of a guide for making delicious, sweet, tart, plum fruit leather. One thing I know from experience is when you have a lot of plums you need something to do with them …

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Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs – Plus a Recipe for Soaked and Fermented Chicken Feed

Chickens are a perfect way to increases your food security and sustainability. Chickens are probably the easiest, most affordable, and most accessible livestock for a small urban farm, homestead, or backyard. They require about 10-15 minutes of attention each day. They produce eggs and meat with relatively little space and cost. They are family friendly! …

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This flaky lard pie crust will blow your mind!

The Ultimate Lard Pie Crust

    This is the only Lard Pie Crust recipe you will ever use again. Rich, flaky and savory it has all the bases covered. One bite of this crust and I’m instantly transported back to my Mom’s kitchen around the holidays. I hope it will inspire my daughter and your family the same way! …

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Real Food Fudgesicles

  Summertime makes me feel so nostalgic for my sunny, Santa Cruz childhood. So I wanted to share a treat with my daughter that I hadn’t had in years. FUDGESICLES! When I decided to develop a recipe for this childhood favorite I had no idea just how easy it would be to attain. My lifestyle commands …

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