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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

AW115: 5 Tips — Traditional Cooking For One (Or Two!)

4/18/2018
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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 notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw115

Duration:00:16:34

AW114: How To Skim Cream… The Best Way!

4/4/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:13:32

AW113: Really??? Discard Half My Starter At Each Feeding?

3/21/2018
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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 at http://tradcookschool.com/aw113

Duration:00:10:56

AW112: Is The New Ultragrain White Whole Wheat Healthy?

3/14/2018
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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, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw112

Duration:00:11:34

AW111: What To Do With Over-Fermented Kefir?

3/7/2018
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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

Duration:00:17:10

Does Sourdough Bread Get Moldy? +Troubleshooting Dense Sourdough Bread

2/21/2018
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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 more, visit the show notes at For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw110

Duration:00:20:18

AW109: Can You Flavor Ferments With Essential Oils?

2/14/2018
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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

Duration:00:10:58

AW108: Top 5 Essential Oils For Cooking (+ how to use them!)

2/7/2018
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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://tradcookschool.com/aw108

Duration:00:16:14

AW107: Which Stevia Is Best — Brand? Liquid v. Powder?

1/31/2018
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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 notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw107

Duration:00:16:13

AW106: How To Sweeten Desserts Using *Only* Stevia

1/24/2018
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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 the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw106

Duration:00:13:51

AW105: 16 Tips To Prevent & Heal Dry Winter Skin… Naturally!

1/17/2018
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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, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw105

Duration:00:19:46

AW104: How To Decant Kombucha Into Bottles

12/27/2017
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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 show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw104

Duration:00:10:43

AW103: How To Tell If Your Kombucha Is Moldy (And What To Do About It!)

12/20/2017
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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://tradcookschool.com/aw103

Duration:00:10:49

AW102: 5 Tips To Help You Stay On Trim Healthy Mama... Even During The Holidays!

12/13/2017
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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... yes, even during the holidays! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw102

Duration:00:17:13

AW101: 14 Christmas & Wintertime Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

12/7/2017
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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 benefits, too! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw101

Duration:00:20:35

AW100: Home Grain Milling 101: More Things Your Grain Mill Can Do!

11/29/2017
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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 more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw100

Duration:00:21:40

AW099: Home Grain Milling 101: Baking With Fresh-Ground Flour

11/22/2017
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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 video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw099

Duration:00:38:59

AW098: Home Grain Milling 101: Milling Gluten-Free Grains Into Flour

11/15/2017
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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 recommend, and how to create gluten-free flour blends for light and fluffy results! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at...

Duration:00:33:07

AW097: Home Grain Milling 101: The Basics

11/8/2017
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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 basics of home grain milling! For video replay, links, and more, visit the show notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw097

Duration:00:36:52

AW096: How To Organize & Store Essential Oils… For Cooking & Daily Life!

10/25/2017
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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 notes at http://tradcookschool.com/aw096

Duration:00:18:42