Once upon a time, a salt shaker fell in love with a girl
Late at night it would sneak into her bedroom along with popcorn, only to be discovered by the family later. Sometimes it would jump off the bedside table and roll under the bed to avoid detection, but they always found it.Wait, that's not right. I'm pretty sure it was the other way [...] Continue Reading
Summer In A JarIf you've never discovered a forgotten batch of late summer jam on a cold winter day, you're missing out! I usually find one tucked away in my freezer around late November, brimming with liquid sunshine and memories of lazy berry-picking on a summer day. Farmers markets will be overflowing with sweet berry goodness before you [...] Continue Reading
I love the bright freshness that lemon brings to recipes. Sometimes, drinking warm lemon water in the morning can even be a nice change from tea (with several health benefits). This lemon mousse is a light and fluffy treat made with lemon curd, meringue, and whipped cream.
What is Lemon Mousse?
If you’ve never made a mousse, don’t be intimidated [...] Continue Reading
Ranch dressing is one of the four basic food groups - at least that's what my husband tells me. Some have billed it as “the new ketchup.” Ranch dressing has become so universally loved that ranch pops up everywhere in popular culture, inspiring the creation of Ranch flavored breath mints and silly commercials promoting ranch-scented candles.I [...] Continue Reading
Some of you may be surprised that I eat rice on occasion (white rice, not brown). This risotto Milanese recipe is a great way to add flavor and nutrition to plain rice and is a great side dish for a crowd.
What Is Risotto Milanese?
Risotto Milanese is a creamy rice dish seasoned with saffron for both flavor and color. It is eaten as a first [...] Continue Reading
Me: "I wish it had felt this easy the first time. I'd be a different mother."
Husband: "You are a different mother, that's why it's easier."He's right, I am different. I mean, I sometimes look for my shorts in the freezer, have long conversations about why it's not a good idea to blend the words "frog" and "yuck," and thank my lucky stars that [...] Continue Reading
Is your refrigerator a hodge podge of plastic containers, jars, wraps, and bags? Do you want to upgrade to a healthier option that is not only safer than plastic, but more functional and durable?Then you'll want to read on.I recently received a set of Wean Green containers as a gift, and, um, they are AMAZING.Why I Love These Containers
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Fermented foods are the best (and least expensive) way to add probiotics to the diet. Fermented foods contain so many more strains of beneficial bacteria than you get in a supplement. This simple kimchi recipe is perfect for the beginner fermenter just starting out.
What is Kimchi?
Kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish that usually includes: [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.