Category: From Scratch

From Cacao to Chocolate

Words cannot express how happy the Choco Museo in Antigua makes me. Within seconds of entering, I was sipping cocoa husk tea and signing up for the chocolate making workshop ($21/person).  If you cannot...

Homemade Coconut Milk

  Palm trees line either side of the driveway, ushering me toward the little round house that is to be our home for the next few weeks. We are tired. Sprinting across the east...

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s not as intimidating as it sounds. I’ve always balked at making my own vegetable broth. Buying vegetables specifically for broth seemed like such a waste! I may be squeezing out the flavor, but...

Homemade Pasta: a step-by-step guide

Fettuccini with Artichoke Pesto Sauce and Crumbled Tempeh I love this time of year for one reason: food projects! Whether it is making lefse, cookies, or candies, the cold, dark weather makes our kitchens...

Adventures in Pasta Making

  This weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend a cooking class on pasta making at the Kitchen Window.  I’ve been making homemade pasta for over a decade now, but I’ve never been taught...

Homemade Paneer

  I used to dream of living on a small hobby farm somewhere in the middle of nowhere, making my own cheese and yarn from my herd of sheep. While the mysteriousness of the...

The Hunt for a Fresh Pasta Recipe

  Well, it was bound to happen. The first snowfall of the season arrived yesterday and brought with it over 200 crashes in just under 3 hours. Uhg. Suddenly the decision about which new...

Butternut Squash with Fresh Pasta – Take 1

I’ve come to appreciate the work and skill it requires to make stuffed pasta. Making this butternut squash ravioli was intense, and I have learned some valuable lessons about making ravioli. Lessons that I...