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Wardee, wife and mom of 3, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods", and lead teacher and founder of TraditionalCookingSchool.com, dishes up heathy, delicious, and easy family cooking with traditional methods, like sourdough and old-fashioned pickling. For links, show notes, and more, go to: http://KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/podcast
 
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Wardee is a wife and mom of 3, the lead teacher and owner of TraditionalCookingSchool.com and the author of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods. #AskWardee is the weekly show devoted to answering your niggling questions about traditional cooking: whether it's your sourdough starter, your sauerkraut, preserving foods, broth, superfoods or anything else to do with Traditional Cooking. Catch #AskWardee live each Wednesday at 10am P at Periscope.tv/TradCookSchool or via replays and sh ...
 
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Traditional foods, like bone broth, kefir, and ferments, are typically made in large batches for families. But what if it's just you (or you and your partner)? Watch, listen, or read for my 5 tips for traditional cooking for one (or two!) so you can eat Real Food with less work and less waste! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show n ...…
 
What's the BEST way to skim cream off whole, raw milk so you can use it in your coffee or to make cultured butter or sour cream? It's got to be simple, mess-free, and can't require any special tools, either. I've got the answer for you... watch, listen or read to find out! What's the BEST way to skim cream off whole, raw milk so you can use it ...…
 
When creating a sourdough starter from scratch, my advice is to feed twice daily... each time, discarding HALF the volume just before you feed. Yet, some find this wasteful. Watch, listen, or read to learn why you're actually being frugal when you discard half your starter at each feeding! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes ...…
 
There's a new "whole wheat" on the block: ultragrain white whole wheat. Heard of it? Neither had I until Sarah asked if the hard white wheat she loves to use is the same as this new wheat. Is ultragrain white whole wheat healthy? Should you use it for sourdough recipes? Watch, listen, or read to find out! For video replay, links, and more, visi ...…
 
Uh oh, your kefir separated or got too strong. What to do with over-fermented kefir? Should you throw it in the trash? Watch, listen, or read to learn my 9 uses for over-soured kefir!For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw111
 
After just 3 days, Julie P. found herself with dense and molded bread and asked, "Does sourdough get moldy that quickly?!" Watch, listen, or read while I troubleshoot these sourdough problems and share my tips for baking light loaves, starter care, and how to succeed at my No-Knead Einkorn Sourdough Bread recipe. For video replay, links, and mo ...…
 
If you enjoy using essential oils in cooking, you may have wondered if you can flavor ferments with essential oils. Is it safe? Will it affect the fermentation process? Watch, listen, or read to learn my answer (you might be surprised)! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw109…
 
Just a drop or less of an essential oil can add tons of flavor (and health benefits) to your raw or cooked dishes! Which oils should you start with? And, how do you use them? Watch, listen, or read to learn the top 5 essential oils for cooking, plus how to use them! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschoo ...…
 
You want to cut back on sugar so you decide to switch to stevia, the sweet-tasting herb with no calories and no glycemic impact. But, which stevia is best? Should you use liquid or powder? And what brand? Watch, listen, or read to learn how to choose the least processed, best-tasting stevia! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show not ...…
 
Stevia: the sweet-tasting herb with no sugar or calories! Sounds like the perfect option for sweetening desserts when you're avoiding sugar, right? Well, yes and no... Watch, listen, or read to learn how to sweeten desserts using only stevia, plus how to sub stevia for sugar and still get great results! For video replay, links, and more, visit ...…
 
Does dry winter skin keep you scratching or in pain? Do you feel like you can't get enough lotion to heal your dry, cracking, or bleeding skin? Watch, listen, or read for my 16 tips to prevent and heal dry winter skin naturally, plus learn the BEST things to put on your skin to keep it moisturized (hint: it's NOT lotion!). For video replay, lin ...…
 
What's the best way to get your Kombucha from the big fermenting vessel into swing-top bottles? Pouring straight from the jar is messy, and Kombucha spills everywhere! Watch, listen, or read to learn how to decant Kombucha into bottles using food grade tubing and an inexpensive auto bottling siphon. For video replay, links, and more, visit the ...…
 
Did you know... Kombucha rarely grows mold? The SCOBY (mother culture) is quite hardy and balanced. Yet, mold does happen sometimes. Watch, listen, or read to learn how to tell if your Kombucha is moldy, plus what to do about it and how to prevent mold in future batches! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcook ...…
 
The holidays roll around... and it's so hard to resist those sweets and treats! Is it possible to stick to your healthy eating plan and still enjoy your food? Be encouraged! Not only is it possible to enjoy Trim Healthy holidays, it might be more doable than you think! Watch, listen, or read for my tips to help you stay on Trim Healthy Mama... ...…
 
Conventional scented candles and air fresheners are full of endocrine-disrupting chemicals and are as toxic as second-hand smoke! But, what if you want to fill your home with holiday ambiance and smells? Watch, listen, or read to learn how to create delicious-smelling Christmas and wintertime essential oil diffuser blends that boast health bene ...…
 
If milling your own fresh-ground flour isn't exciting enough, let's explore other things your grain mill can do! From cracked grains for delicious breakfast porridge and bean flour to spices and powdered sugar, watch, listen, or read to discover how easy and fun it is to use your grain mill for more than just flour! For video replay, links, and ...…
 
Baking with fresh-ground flour and baking with store-bought flour ARE NOT the same! Watch, listen, or read to learn my tips and tricks for getting the light and fluffy baked goods using home-milled flour and traditional preparation methods, when to sift, baking with sprouted flour, and the best home grain mill to use for great results! For vide ...…
 
Milling gluten-free grains into flour... Is it possible? Yes, it is! And... significant money savings, your own custom flour blend(s), and better results are in store when you mill your own gluten-free flours and mix them into custom gluten-free flour blends. Watch, listen, or read to learn about milling gluten-free grains, which mill I recomme ...…
 
Grain mills, whole grains, milling flour... oh my! You had lots of questions about home grain milling, like... what are the types of grain mills and which one should I buy? What grains should I use and where can I get them? And most importantly, why would I want to mill my own flour anyway?! Watch, listen, or read for my answers to on the basic ...…
 
f you plan to use essential oils in your cooking, you want to have them handy, right? Well… the kitchen is NOT the best place to keep your oils! Watch, listen, or read to learn how to organize and store your essential oils to protect your investment and use them for cooking and in daily life! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show no ...…
 
One of the best ways to lose weight is to reduce sugar consumption. So, what about grains, beans, and dairy? Do sprouting, culturing, or sourdough reduce carbs in these foods, making them healthy for those with diabetes, hormone imbalances, or weight issues? For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw095…
 
You go through all the effort of soaking and dehydrating your oats (for granola or traditionally prepared Trim Healthy Mama recipes) only to end up with rock-hard, glued-together clumps! Ouch! Watch, listen, or read to learn how to make pre-soaked oats that are perfect! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcooks ...…
 
Are you trying to find raw milk because you want the benefits of this traditional food... but you don't know where to find it or how to buy it legally? We love our raw milk (and all the cultured foods we make from it!), so watch, listen, or read to learn how you can source this nourishing food, too. For video replay, links, and more, visit the ...…
 
You're doing everything right... You eat nourishing foods, you exercise, you get plenty of sleep, and yet you still have deficiencies! Should you take a multi-vitamin or individual vitamins? Watch, listen, or read to find out what we do and what you might consider! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool ...…
 
Essential oils are wonderful for hormone balance in your bath, diffuser, or even applied directly on the skin... yet what could be easier than blending them together in a roll-on bottle? Watch, listen, or read to learn how to make a Hormone-Balancing Essential Oil Roll-On! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradco ...…
 
We store our mother cultures on or in the oven and -- uh oh! -- we turn it on and they heat up! What to do if your kefir grains got too warm? Are they dead? Watch, listen, or read to find out what to do! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw090
 
Did you know… if your ferments are too close together, cross-contamination happens? Unless you know how far apart to space your ferments, you could end up with “fluffy” cheese or yeasty-tasting veggies. Watch, listen, or read to learn the “rules” and when it’s ok to break them! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://t ...…
 
There are so many toxins and chemicals in cosmetics and hair products -- toxins that contribute to hormone imbalances, toxic load, and even cancer. Be naturally beautiful and reduce toxins! Watch, listen, or read for my favorite natural and non-toxic makeup, hair, and personal care products! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show not ...…
 
Crumbs, drips, and more can make your Instant Pot awfully cruddy. And it’s no fun to pull out your Instant Pot and find that it was put away dirty. Watch, listen, or read to learn how to clean your Instant Pot easily and naturally! It’s not exciting… but it’s essential! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcooks ...…
 
Can you make Kombucha with honey -- even raw honey? This is what our family does because we don't want to consume any sugar that remains after Kombucha ferments! Watch, listen, or read to learn why and how I make our Kombucha with raw honey -- using a regular Kombucha scoby! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://trad ...…
 
Want to save money, flavor your Kombucha, and build up carbonation? Bottle it! Watch, listen, or read to learn how to second ferment Kombucha, how to choose the right bottles, and what to do if it's too sour! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw086
 
Healthy meat processing is kind to the animals and produces the best tasting meat! Watch, listen, or read for the best way to slaughter and butcher meat — whether you’re sourcing your meat from a local farm or doing the processing yourself! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw084…
 
If you've been making Kombucha for a while, you know that the scoby (mother culture) grows thicker with each batch. Learn how to divide a Kombucha scoby so you can share with friends, dehydrate it, give it to your pets, or add it to your scoby hotel! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw083…
 
With benefits like potential weight loss, increased energy and metabolism, a boost in thyroid function, and more, it's easy to see why MCT oil is a hot topic these days. But which one should you buy? Watch, listen, or read for the criteria I use when selecting the best MCT oil for my family. For video replay, links, and more, visit the show not ...…
 
Do you need dairy-free milk options, but are confused about what's the best choice for your family? What about additives, like guar gum or even sugar? What's the best and healthiest coconut milk to buy? Watch, listen, or read to learn my top 3 picks! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw081…
 
You know it's time to quit sugar and artificial sweeteners are no good, for sure. What about sugar alcohols? Are xylitol and erythritol healthy or natural? Watch, listen, or read to find out the answers, our favorite nourishing recipes, and get a special offer! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com ...…
 
You know how to use your Instant Pot to reheat leftovers, but what about frozen foods? How can you take advantage of freezer cooking in your Instant Pot? Watch, listen, or read to learn how to reheat frozen food in the Instant Pot! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw079…
 
Is heartburn or acid reflux making eating (or even just living) difficult? Are you tired of managing heartburn with prescriptions that don't actually heal? Watch, listen, or read for my 5 steps to healing heartburn and acid reflux through diet, lifestyle, and natural remedies! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tr ...…
 
Is raw dairy good for you? What about lactose intolerance or avoiding dairy for gut health? What about the "experts" who say to avoid dairy completely? For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw077
 
When I asked readers and members what they wanted to know about women's health, I got a bombardment of replies about menopause, low sex drives, and PMS. Watch, listen, or read to learn more about sex hormone balancing and bio-identical hormone therapy for women!For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com ...…
 
Please forgive me as I broach a stinky subject... smelly bathrooms! Natural mamas don't have to put up with those smells! The toxic chemicals in commercial air fresheners are scary -- so freshen your home's air naturally with a homemade essential oil air freshener! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool ...…
 
Oh no! You tried fermenting and your ferment got mushy and grew mold! What to do? Is it safe to eat, or should you toss it? And most importantly, how to prevent mold during fermentation in the future? For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw074
 
What does your meat have to do with hormone balance and inflammation? Does the kind of meat you buy *really* matter? Watch, listen, or read to learn the difference between grain-fed and grass-fed meat and why grass-fed really is better for you! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw073…
 
Coconut oil is amazing, and everyone says you should use it, but... refined, expeller pressed, virgin, cold pressed... Are you ready to pull your hair out? Which coconut oil should you buy??? Watch, listen, or read to learn the best coconut oil to suit your family's taste (and health!) preferences! For video replay, links, and more, visit the s ...…
 
Coconuts are nuts... so does coconut flour contain phytic acid? Does coconut flour need to be soaked? Watch, listen, or read to find out, plus get some yummy and easy coconut flour recipes! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw071
 
You include plenty of bones, soft tissue, and even bones with marrow when making your bone broth. But what if some of that nourishing, healing marrow is still in the bones when the broth is done cooking? What are the best ways to extract marrow for bone broth? Watch, listen, or read so you don't miss any of the benefits of bone marrow! For vide ...…
 
You have a thriving sourdough starter, and now you're ready to transition to 5,000-year-old einkorn -- an ancient variety of wheat that's healthier and has less gluten than modern wheat. Watch, listen, or read to learn how to transition a sourdough starter to einkorn. Plus, get my FREE no-knead einkorn sourdough bread recipe! For video replay, ...…
 
Properly cared for, wooden kitchen tools can last many years -- long enough to pass on as family heirlooms. Is mineral oil the best or safest choice? Watch, listen, or read to learn how to care for wood cutting boards and utensils naturally! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw068…
 
Until my late 30s, I suffered from life-long, debilitating seasonal allergies. Then I started the GAPS Diet... and now I've been allergy-free for 5 years! Gut-healing diets can be so overwhelming (believe me!). Watch, listen, or read to learn about gut-healing diets made simple! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http:// ...…
 
Heather's family is large, and they're struggling financially. She wants to eat the best quality meat, yet her budget doesn't go that far. What should she do??? Are there any OK compromises or should they just eat less? Watch, listen, or read to find out what to buy if you can't afford organic meat! For video replay, links, and more, visit the ...…
 
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