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If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence reviews the sustainably minded Fairmont Hotels.
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
Purchase process of the "promised land"
Want to avoid extensive kneading? Try a bread-folding technique! Here are a few pointers and our favorite videos on how to fold bread dough.
Discover the difference between baking soda and baking powder, and learn when to use which leavening agent.
You can use a solar hot-air collector to heat your home with renewable energy. Here’s more about how they work.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Steve offers a few thoughts on line trimmers and brush cutters.
Climate change is a sign of the end of the industrial age. If humans are going to survive the end of the industrial age it will be because individuals and groups of neighbors take these matters into their own hands. It cannot happen any other way.
These nutmeg cupcakes are a delicious dessert or unfrosted muffin.
If you begin tomorrow, you can be soaking in fresh, 103-degree water by the evening.
Bread baker Heather Alf shares her experiences baking quick breads. She includes a quick and healthy easy banana bread recipe.
A systematic approach to conquering what holds you back, and buttering your fresh warm victory.
Looking for a way to get rid of your ranch dressing? Try our Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza! A new take on an old favorite, this tangy pizza can be made easily at home without the fuss or high cost of delivery.
This lemon polenta cake is an easy, and interesting, twist on dessert. Make substitutions with whatever you have on hand.
Homegrown.org's Amanda Hoover shakes off a DIY fail — an attempt at homemade natural food coloring — and holds her head high.
Don't have the budget for a hot tub? Check out how these homeowners saves money and space by planting vintage clawfoot tubs in their gardens.
How a wood-fired hot tub allows us to live better on less energy.
Receives SRCC OG300 certification on 41 system configurations for residential solar water heating systems.
Cam readily admits to being obsessed about his use of energy.
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
Michael Morley will post regular updates about his progress building a unique green home with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Here, he discusses options for installing a colored concrete floor, and considering whether to install a solar hot water system.
Jeld-Wen's new Custom Wood line combines character with energy efficiency in windows and doors made from salvaged, reclaimed wood. It's the best of all possible worlds.
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
One way that I work through problems is by baking bread. It is my therapy, and it works for me. Getting lost in the recipe and wondering how you might make some changes to make it better is always good for the mind.
Sue Van Slooten shares her easy recipe for apple strudel— a delicious pastry of phyllo dough, apples, spices, and of course, butter.
Spending time baking with others will be time well spent. Make some memories that you will never forget.
Easy beginner breadbaking success with this simple and savory peasant loaf.
Love of family, love of tradition, love of pumpernickel bread — need I say more?
Zaatar bread is a soft, Arabic-style bread topped with olive oil and the tangy spice mixture called zaatar.
Using crescent rolls as buns to avoid azodicarbonamide.
A recipe for whole wheat sourdough baguettes.
Sourdough bread doesn’t just come in large loaves and rounds. Sourdough also works up wonderfully into buns, rolls, grissini and my personal favorite, mini-baguettes.
Who knew how great whole-wheat sourdough bread can be.
Here are some hints that can help you start, keep and bake with sourdough.
Hot-cross buns, full of warm spices and sweet fruit, are a tasty springtime treat.
An herb sourdough bread recipe.
A few changes in a simple artisan bread recipe improves texture, longevity, and protein content.
Basic sourdough bread recipe for those quick summer needs.
Many of us love bread and love to use local ingredients.
This recipe will give you a go-to sweet treat before the fruit in season overruns your kitchen.
Baking and sharing cinnamon rolls can create happiness. Cinnamon and honey will make your baked goods irresistible.
Use from-scratch dough, homemade marinara, and seasonal veggies to create a mouthwatering handcrafted pizza.
Includes two recipes to enjoy over the holidays along with time saving tips.
When Jodi L. Wise started her new job with Sourdoughs International, she had no idea that she would be in the kitchen. She’s now wearing a new hat for her new role as bread baker.
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. Luckily they are simple to make yourself.
Trying out the new whole-grain bread recipe was a bit of a challenge; but in the end, the result was a delicious loaf.
Everyone loves a chocolate-chip muffin ... just add bacon for a special treat!
Here are some ideas to make your cooking and baking easier in the New Year.
Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center in Taylor, Arizona celebrates national homesteading month with a display of solar ingenuity.
Cam has had to learn lots of new skills living in his off-grid home!
Heat Recovery innovator produces a safe hot water heating system kit for wood stoves.
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
It's Easter Time, and one's thought's naturally turn to Hot Cross Buns (at least mine do), those yeasty, spicy little treats with the cross on top.
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
Stephanie Tourles, author and Seven Springs, Pa., FAIR Speaker, shares how to make a delicious, ice-cold watermelon cooler. Refresh after a day in the heat with this super easy and nutritious drink.
Dan Chiras and other energy experts envision a future powered by a combination of renewable energy resources, including wind and solar.
Cam shares his experience trying to fix a broken hot-water tank.
Potica is a light and delicate Slovakian holiday bread stuffed with a brown sugar and nut filling. This recipe makes two loaves, one to eat now and one to save for Christmas morning brunch.
Learn about the benefits of baking with this ancient grain.
After trials and errors with various forms of bread baking, it seems that for sandwich bread success, the key is having the right tools for the right job. Introducing the Pullman Loaf Pan!
Slightly sweet, wholesome and wonderful, toasted with butter or in a sandwich, oatmeal bread is my favourite.
This recipe will show how one extra step can add extra flavor and texture to your homemade poolish bread loaf.
These tips will provide troubleshooting for anyone trying natural-leaven bread.
Here's how to make truly unusual whole grain bread, with delicious results.
Sourdough biscuits is one of those perfect recipes that uses up plenty of ripe starter, but doesn’t take all day to rise.
Simpler, more streamlined biscuits from scratch - no buttermilk required.
How to identify and use red clover (Trifolium pratense), plus a recipe for red clover blossom soda bread.
A basic sourdough bread recipe.
There is a way to heaven, all you have to do is make San Francisco sourdough bread!
This post informs readers on the advantages of using whey in baking. It includes a recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread.
When it's cold and windy nothing says comfort like a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. And when that loaf is filled with heart-healthy, omega-3 rich seeds, it's even better.
The "Almost No-knead Bread" technique from Cook's Illustrated Magazine is as much worth trying as the totally no-knead technique that has become so popular.
In this video demonstration, learn how to make a tasty variation of no-knead bread that incorporates steel cut oats.
A recipe for sourdough starter.
Try your hand at this amazing sourdough crackers recipe.
Coffee cake seems to be the forgotten step-child of breakfast breads. Although once very popular coffee cake has been eclipsed over the year by the proliferation of bagels, large, gooey muffins, and egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches.
Here is a great recipe that provides everything you need to start your day, including a little caffeinated kick.
Update your favorite cinnamon rolls with warm spices, dark rum, and autumn’s favorite harvest—apples.
The following are some helpful hints and tips to keep in mind while using a sourdough starter that can help you keep your sourdough culture in good condition.
This is the best comfort food recipe: sour cream coffee cake. Enjoy it with a great cup of tea or coffee.
Kale and bacon make the perfect savory kale-bacon biscuits recipe for breakfast or dinner.
Easy to make and addictively wonderful, whole wheat English muffins are cooked on the griddle before they are baked in the oven.
Once our bodies and our imaginations are engaged, the incremental change begins. Then it gets easier and easier to envision humanity occupying this planet–this beautiful, abundant planet–far into the future.
You don't need vegan recipes to cook vegan. Make delicious vegan dishes out of regular recipes by substituting tofu for meat in chicken-cauliflower salad. In dairy-based recipes, such as wheat berry pudding, use vanilla coconut milk in place of dairy milk. Pair with crusty white bread and avocado-corn salsa for a delicious vegan meal!
Three-day workshop announcement on net zero energy homes by leading authority on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Dan Chiras. Learn how to reduce your utility bill through conservation, effriciency, & clean, affordable, renewable energy.
Comly Wilson, Associate with CleanEdison, a solar installation training provider, offers her tips to remedy 6 common mistakes solar PV installers make when setting up new photovoltaic systems.
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
This recipe gives cooks another use for a common pizza dough recipe.
This moist, delicious quick-bread studded with chocolate chips is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.
Looking for the perfect sourdough hamburger bun.
This is part 1 of my adventures in KAF Land, or King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vt. If you want to go to baker heaven, this is the place to be. They have everything once could imagine for baking, and then some.
Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding it. Baking soda is a solid, safe alternative.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
Stretching one's food dollar is an important issue in today's life. So is nutrition. Here, learn how to make healthy, nutritious soup and bread for lunch or supper economically. You might even come to love winter just to have soup and bread!
MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers recently named dishwashing formula as their most desired DIY cleaner, so we’ve rounded up some easy and inexpensive dish de-griming recipes for your automatic dishwasher or for washing by hand.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean--without chemicals.
Save money and have a healthier home with these ideas for assembling your own green cleaning tool kit. Plus, get our recipe for Lemon-Mint Window Wash.
This is a simple beginning recipe to use your sourdough starter to make biscuits. These biscuits will definitely have the sourdough "tang" associated with these breads.
Happy Thanksgiving! Want a new vegan dessert to serve at Thanksgiving? Try the Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie from the Web site Care2 Inc.
While the grinding work of a Romanian subsistence farm isn’t anything that I would choose for myself, there are aspects of the life that are attractive. In particular, the practices that I think of as the circles of life — eating food one has grown oneself, saving seeds, feeding poultry with garden scraps, and then eating their eggs (or them), and preserving a fruit harvest to cement friendships with strangers.
When life gives you zucchini overload, turn it into this moist and savory Zucchini Olive Yeast Bread.
What we do on snow days in the mountains when it is snowing hard outside.
Highlights from the "Make Your Own Green Cleaners--for Pennies" workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
Cooking vegan sounds complicated, but it's surprisingly simple and cheap! Without perishable ingredients to worry about, you can whip up a cake or banana bread for pennies using kitchen staples. Substitute organic tofu in meat dishes for a low-cost spin, and make the bulk section your best friend for a healthy budget!
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
A review of Elana Amsterdam's Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Simran Sethi discusses what it takes for a home to be truly clean by avoiding harsh chemicals and using natural cleaning products.