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Yard to Table Eating

If we revisit the idea of the home system, let’s start in the kitchen. What do you eat? How much money do you spend on food? What percentage of food do you grow and preserve? What changes would you like to make with the food you purchase and consume

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Vegan Hot Cocoa with Whipped Cream and a decadent Irish Cream

Today's recipes include a vegan hot cocoa with whipped cream from Hollyhock: Garden to Table and an Irish Cream from Farmsted Chef.

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Crackers, Caramel Corn and Christmas

Over the past few days we have shared recipes for corned beef and pastrami, along with chutney, pickles, and candied jalapeños, and a couple of different cheeses. Now we need a reliable method to transfer all this yummy goodness from the charcuterie board to our eagerly awaiting lips...enter the homemade cracker! And to counter the savory we have added a little sweet with a caramel corn recipe. Both recipes, and many more, can be found in Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life. Be sure to come back tomorrow when we will be sharing an Irish Cream and vegan hot cocoa recipes.

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Make Your Own Cheese or Cheeze at Home

Cheese, how do I love thee let me count the ways! I think we can agree that cheese is one of the stars of the holiday food season, but for a variety of reasons; allergies, ethical, or otherwise, we can't all abide in animal dairy. So in the name of inclusion, and to aid in the continuation of the cheesy love affair, we are including two recipes today.

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A Holiday Charcuterie Board

Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, balance, patience, and creativity.

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