Category Archives: slow food

Corn tortillas

One of the great things you can do with field corn is make tortillas. Here’s how we do it.

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Sugar production, part 2: sorghum syrup

Around the same time we started playing around with sugar beets we also discovered sorghum syrup.  Sorghum species are cultivated worldwide for multiple uses – human and animal feed, alcohol, biofuels, brooms – and some varieties have been bred to … Continue reading

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Sugar production, part 1: sugar beets

A couple of years ago we decided that it would be interesting to see if we could produce our own sweeteners.  If nothing else, it would surely help us decrease our sugar consumption if we were to rely just on … Continue reading

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Bread: home grown, home made

I’m a life-long bread baker, having grown up in Berkeley in the 1970s with a homemaker (grow it/can it/dye it/weave it/build it) type of mom.  One year she grew some wheat in the back yard, threshed it, ground it, and … Continue reading

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