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Recipe quick takes: Diane St. Clair’s Spicy Carrot Cake Muffins

This was originally intended to be more of a walk-through than a quick take, but my camera battery had other ideas. (It’s recharged now.) This is connected in some small degree with my research last month into carrot cake recipes, … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Diane St. Clair’s Buttermilk coconut blondies (sort of)

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Usually when I do one of these recipe posts, I try to follow the original procedure as closely as possible — especially for bakery. But in this case — from Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook (p. 188) … Continue reading

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PSA: How to make buttermilk from regular milk

My blog stats are showing a lot of people ending up here after searching for “how to make buttermilk from regular milk”. You can’t. Buttermilk — real buttermilk — is made from cream, not milk. You can only make a … Continue reading

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Diane St. Clair’s Old-fashioned Spicy Gingerbread

There are two very different desserts going by the name “gingerbread” in this country. One is a stiff, rolled-dough cookie, which is commonly used around Christmastime to make gingerbread houses and other constructions. The other, far less common (at least … Continue reading

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A very frustrating day of (not) cooking

I had planned to post here tonight about two different recipes from Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook: a gingerbread and a lasagna. I never had time for the first, and the second was a near-complete failure. Here’s … Continue reading

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Making your own (cultured) butter is crazy simple

(With apologies for the click-bait post title — I just couldn’t resist.) Continuing my series of food posts from Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook, I was going to be making her buttermilk lasagne today, but ran out … Continue reading

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Diane St. Clair’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Continuing my exploration of Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook, today I made shallow-fried chicken and mashed potatoes. I’m not usually one for fried chicken — don’t get me wrong, I love fried chicken, but it’s not exactly … Continue reading

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Diane St. Clair’s Buttermilk Meat Loaf

I recently picked up a copy of Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook. St. Clair and her husband operate a dairy farm in Orwell, Vermont, and supply butter and buttermilk to famous restaurants and gourmet food stores around … Continue reading

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