Greetings! Welcome to my first post in a new series I'm calling, "Ask Auntie Wendy." Today's topic is, “What is a spatula?” Perhaps this is a burning question that keeps you lying awake at night. Maybe you'd just like to know what the proper names of your kitchen tools are. (Or not.) Well? What, actually, IS a spatula, you ask? I, Auntie Wendy, started doing my research on the origins of the word, "spatula," and ended up at a few dead ends. Some led me to … [Read more...] about What is a SPATULA?
Do you feel sometimes like having a baked treat, but you don't really feel much like baking? This cookie recipe is SO easy and quick that you hardly realize you've baked, and your cookies will be ready before you know it! Try these Easiest Oatmeal Cookies! You will only need 4 ingredients. Yes, that's right, and you probably already have them in your kitchen! First, you'll mash up a banana. Then, you'll add the oatmeal. This recipe works best with the quick-cooking … [Read more...] about Easiest Oatmeal Cookies
Not up for baking loaves of bread? Honestly, much of the time, I'm not either. But we love the sourdough flavor. These Country-Style Sourdough Scones could be just the thing for when you need a quick "Sourdough Fix!" You Will Need Sourdough Starter Water Flour - We find that whole grain flour works best here at The Mountain Farmhouse Baking Soda Maple Syrup Salt (optional) Make the Scones First, you need to take some of your starter and put it into a … [Read more...] about Country Style Sourdough Scones|Easy Recipe
Awhile back, I kept sourdough starter on top of my fridge, ready-to-use at any time. I loved to bake sourdough bread! Over the years, however, I lost the inclination as well as the starter. Now, there is a new surge of energy at The Mountain Farmhouse! Along with growing food in our garden, I'm experimenting with sourdough again. Here are some easy instructions for How to Make Sourdough Starter. Before commercial yeast was sold, sourdough starter was what people used to get their … [Read more...] about How to Make Sourdough Starter
Cold and flu season got you down? We have a "bug" circulating in our house at the moment. It consists of congestion, cough, scratchy throat, and general fatigue. Basically, a COLD! Guess we need a vegan immunity boost! Colds are annoying. Colds are inconvenient. I don't want to catch a cold. Ew. An Ounce of Prevention So....in addition to my Vegan Immunity Boost recipe, here are our practices for strengthening our defenses against the yucky germs! -Go to bed EARLY. Yes, … [Read more...] about Vegan Immunity Boost