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Knife Skills Part II: sharpening your knives and associated risks

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One of the keys to effective knife skills is keeping your tool sharpened. Our knife skills class chef had concerns about professional knife sharpening as the high speeds of the mill can remove a significant part of the blade.  She suggested, instead, an affordable two-step process. 1. Frequently use a sharpening steel to get the kinks [...]

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Eat Local

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My mom wrote a book!  Eat Local: Simple Steps to Enjoy Real, Healthy & Affordable Food is a handbook for folks of all “local” interest/expertise levels and is jam-packed with helpful info. My mom’s love of local extends beyond her work as a professor/director/coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point; she also works extensively on [...]

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Expanded Baking Pantry and Tool List

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Now that we have the basics figured out, let’s move onto the “expanded” pantry and tool list.  Or, as I like to call it, my wish list.  (Insert dreamy sigh here…man, I wish there was a way to add timed sound effects to these posts).  I used the same resources to bring you this list. [...]

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Basic Baking Pantry List

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In order to bake, it’s probably helpful to have an idea of what a basic pantry and tool chestshould look like.  This, my friend, is a bit of a tricky wicket as what one considers “basic” another may consider a “luxury.”  I have done my best, however, to bring to you what I believe really [...]

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