I’ve been going through a lot since the beginning of 2016. I’ve had nonstop chronic health problems. I’ve left a career path I thought I’d be in forever to start a new one. Most importantly, in all of the fray, I haven’t taken a lot of time to do things that I love, like making […]
Every year, no matter what else is going on, we take time out of our schedule to host an ugly sweater party. It’s totally cheesy and fun, and it’s my excuse to make a ton of food, most of which isn’t healthy in any way, shape, or form. This year, we gave the winner an […]
Beerline Cafe is a great, relatively new restaurant in Milwaukee that you’ll want to visit again and again. I know this because it happened to me. In the span of a couple weeks, I visited Beerline Cafe four times. What can I say? It’s a great place to meet friends. It’s great for people who […]
Hi, Dairy-Free Staters! I’ve got a quick recipe that should get you over this mid-week hump. I talked about this recipe way back when, when I did the Whole30. On Monday, I started cutting out sugar (more on that in a future post). This recipe Monkey Salad is good for anyone looking for a sweet […]
Now that I’m back writing more regular posts, I’ve made it my goal to review more dairy-free products. One of the reasons I started Dairy-Free State is because I didn’t want people to waste their money on products that didn’t taste good, like I had to for years. I also realized I didn’t have any […]
When I was a kid, my mom used to make grilled tofu marinated in barbecue sauce and grilled eggplant for dinners all throughout the summer. If you are fortunate enough to have Labor Day free, you shouldn’t spend that leisure time making a complicated dinner. Make this fast, easy dinner instead. Use the time the tofu is […]
We’re at the tail end of strawberry season, and I just got a haul. My mom and I went out to Barthel Fruit Farm and picked 2 flats of strawberries. I’m not sure how many pounds, but it was enough to freeze a gallon of strawberries, make 8 jars of jam, 8 jars of preserves, […]
We have been blessed two years in a row with a very abundant garden. With all the veggies we get from it, it’s hard to use them all, even when we give some away to friends.
This year, we continued our summer tradition by picking two flats of strawberries. We used most of the strawberries for making jam (see my past post on canning for ideas of your own but saved the rest to make popsicles and sorbet.
(photo credit: Jesse Egan) It is once again canning season, and I’m so happy to see it come around again! This year, our plans include canning strawberries, peaches, cherries, and apples, with the possibility of adding blueberries into the mix. Last summer we got a crate of peaches from Tree-Ripe and made peach jam, among […]