Bread Making Basics

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Maybe it’s not necessary to make all of your own bread, but  every now and then you should. It’s easy, and it makes your house smell better than just about anything.

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a loaf of store-bought bread? If not, you’d be surprised to see how many ingredients you’ll find. I recently read the ingredients of a “better” loaf of bread in my grocer’s (my favorite grocery brand) and found Continue reading Bread Making Basics

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How was the coop tour? Did you get your name in the drawing for free eggs?

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Thank you all for attending the 5th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour! We had about 1,000 attendees and it was a huge success!

In the upper right corner of this blog, under the page Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour, you will see some new pages we prepared for the tour. We will continue to add to this throughout the week with pictures and videos.

If you haven’t done so already, either follow this blog, “like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to get your name into the drawing for a dozen duck eggs. Continue reading How was the coop tour? Did you get your name in the drawing for free eggs?

Tomatoes–Queen of the Garden

tomatoes on a vineThe most glorious veggie in the garden is without a doubt, the tomato. Right off the vine, a warm, sweet tomato is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Here at BuzzQuack, we planted our tomatoes a couple of weeks ago. It was too early and we suffered some losses as a result. We were impatient and paid the price.

We like to share our successes as well as our failures, so sit back for a dose of foolishness. Continue reading Tomatoes–Queen of the Garden

What’s the Difference Between Pastured and Pasteurization?

Clearly, this is not intended to be a treatise on these subjects, rather, a quick discussion of “pastured” and “pasteurization” as they relate to food. What inspired me was a woman who wanted to buy my backyard eggs. She was very adamant that she was looking for “backyard, pasteurized” eggs. She meant “backyard, pastured-raised” eggs. Because the terms are similar, they can be confusing. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Pastured and Pasteurization?