Category Archives: Farmhouse Kitchen

Yogurt Starter Cultures – Pack of 3 Freeze-dried Culture Sachets for Balkan Style Plain Yogurt Campaign

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Reviewer’s Note: A sample of the product discussed here was provided at a reduced cost in exchange for my honest review.

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I received a pack of 3 sachets for making Balkin style plain yogurt. Each packet contains freeze dried culture, and each one is enough to make 7 jars in my yogurt maker.


I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making my own yogurt, and this seemed like the perfect time to do it. The price of ready made yogurt can get expensive, and making my own gives me the opportunity to add fruits, nuts, or whatever I want to the finished product.

Why bother making yogurt at home? Well, homemade yogurt is so good tasting, very cheap to make, and not very difficult to do.

I used a yogurt maker,  and followed the directions on the yogurtathome website.

1. Heat/boil 1L or about 1 US liquid quart (for USA)of milk to 65°C (149°F)degrees.

2. Leave it for about 30-45 minutes until the milk cools down to (104 F -113 F).

3. Add the content of the sachet and mix very well. The sides of container should feel warm to touch, but not hot.

4. Pour the mixture in sterilized jars and incubate (104 F – 113F). Do not stir or shake. I let this batch incubate for 12 hours.

5. After yogurt is cooked, add lids, and refrigerate.

My very first batch came out great. I poured the contents of one jar in a bowl, and added some chopped strawberries! This is a very nice treat! I’m looking forward to making the next batch.




FS Kitchen Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan ~ review

Cast iron has been my go-to cookware for many years, and if I had to pick one type of pan to have in my kitchen, it would be a couple of cast iron skillets, grill pan, and dutch oven.

I purchased the square, 10.5 inch grill pan from FS Kitchen, and I’m extremely overjoyed with how well it cooks food. This one arrived pre-seasoned and ready to use. It’s easy to clean and store with my other pots and pans. The grill pan is durable, and pretty much indestructible.

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This grill pan is great for multiple uses like: stove-top, grill, oven, or campfire. Terrific for searing meats and the ribbed shape allows fats to drain away from the food. Also, the ribbed shape adds grill marks to foods like polish and smoked sausage.

These types of pans are cheap in price considering they will literally last a lifetime. I have one cast iron skillet that belonged to my grandmother, and it looks and cooks great. There’s not a single piece of kitchen equipment I could recommend more.

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Magic Mill – DeLonghi Electric Pasta Maker with 8 Changing Blades ~ Review

Magic Mill – DeLonghi Electric Pasta Maker with 8 Changing Blades

A great choice for an electric pasta machine is the Magic Mill – DeLonghi Electric Pasta Maker. With this pasta machine, you can have homemade pasta ready in less than half an hour. Homemade is always better, and it’s so much healthier because we control the ingredients. The machine comes with 8 different discs so that you can make pasta in 8 different sizes or varieties. Included in the box are the Fettuccine die, biscuit die, Spaghetti die, Tagliatelle die, Lasagna die, Macaroni die, Linguine die, Ravioli attachment. Accessories are included: 2 measuring cups, pasta cutter, locking key, and cleaning brush. Comes with instruction manual, quick-start guide and recipe book. The recipe book has 10 different pasta and noodle recipes. I can also make cookies with the machine.

I’ve always wanted a pasta machine, and now I have a fabulous one. I’m still learning how to make the various types of pasta and noodles, but it’s so easy to use. You will end up with perfect pasta with this machine. The taste of homemade pasta is good, and it’s quick cooking compared to boxed pasta. If you make too much pasta, just freeze it. It can be frozen up to one month. The 8 shaping discs for pasta and Ravioli are easy to change out and use.

There are so many recipes for making pasta and noodles. All you need to do is measure your ingredients and add them to the pasta maker. Within minutes, fresh pasta begins extruding from the machine. I’m eager to experiment with flavors by adding herbs or vegetables to the dough recipe. I can use fresh vegetables or canned to add the desired flavor. How about fruit infused pasta, lemon or orange! The flavor possibilities are endless.

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Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Koffee Kult Thunder Bolt Coffee – Review – #KoffeeKultBag

Thunder Bolt Coffee

There is just nothing quite like fresh roasted coffee and Thunder Bolt Coffee surpassed my expectations. It’s amazingly aromatic coffee and so fresh tasting. I could smell the coffee through the packaging and it immediately made my mouth water for a fresh cup of Joe. It brews up nicely no matter what coffee maker is used. It has a reclosable seal and keeps fresh sitting right on my counter.

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I purchased the ground coffee and it’s wonderfully smooth, sweet and no bad bitter taste. It’s slightly acidic but smooth finishing. It makes the perfect cup all day long and has a rich and refined elegance to it. I make a cup 2-3 times per day and plan to order another bag in whole bean. I served the coffee at my book club meeting and it was a great success. I have brewed the coffee in a french press, drip coffee maker, K350. and all work well with the coffee.

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Smarty Pants Supplies Zester/Grater ~ Review


The Smarty Pants Zester/Grater continues to be my top choice for zesting and fine grating. This is the best premium zester/grater made with a sharp stainless steel blade, and black handle. The zester/grater has a hole in the handle and a protective cover for easy storage.
I can grate large mounds of Parmesan cheese, and zest lemon rind with ease. This works perfect for grating chocolate! It’s also incredibly easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher. A must have for the kitchen! 

You can purchase this Zester/Grater from Smarty Pants Supplies on Amazon 
Product Descriptio:

#1 Zester – Best Premium Zester Grater – Ideal for Cheese, all Citrus Fruits, Chocolate, Cinnamon & Spices, and much more! Create Citrus Zest in Seconds and Effortlessly Grate Even the Hardest Cheese! Sharp Stainless Steel Blade

Add Amazing Flavor and Zest to Your Meals in Seconds!
Effortlessly turn your meals into masterpieces with the Best Premium Zester Grater!
Picture yourself whipping up delicious, flavor-packed meals that please the whole family – and no hassle with messy cleanup. Use your Zester to …
– Grate Parmesan cheese over soups and salads
– Add chocolate garnish to a chocolate-drizzled angel food cake
– Mince hot peppers to make a spicy guacamole for game day
– Grate lemons, limes, and oranges to add zest to pesto sauce, dressing, pound cake, and more
– Create an enticing marinade for seafood, chicken, and meat

And the best part is, the Best Premium Zester Grater is safe, easy-to-use, and a breeze to clean up!
– Super thick handle for a safe, comfortable grip – it just “feels right”!
– Extra long, 8 inch stainless steel blade means your zest is the perfect length every time!
– Toss it into the dishwasher when you’re done for easy clean up!
– Durable, built-to-last design is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarante.

**I received a sample of this product, in exchange for an unbiased review. I only review products that I personally use. Thanks for reading my review.

Bellemain 6 Piece Canning Tool Set ~ Review


Every home canner needs a great canning tool set, and this one from Bellemain is tops in my kitchen. I have a couple of canning sets, and each have their own unique qualities, but I really do like this set. There are six essential tools for canning A Funnel, jar lifter, magnetic lid lifter, tongs, bubble popper/measuring stick and lid remover wrench all conveniently in one box. Join the growing number of people who are preserving their homegrown produce to enjoy their favorite fruits and vegetables all year long. This set is sturdy and durable. Perfect for the beginner or advanced canner in the family. 

Product Description

  • Handy helpers for every step, from sterilizing to filling to sealing
    Set includes: Funnel, jar lifter, magnetic lid lifter, tongs, bubble popper/measuring stick and lid remover wrench
    Vinyl coatings for better grip
    Metal elements are stainless steel for long wear and easy care
    Dishwasher safe.
 **I received a sample of this product, in exchange for an unbiased review. I only review products that I personally use. Thanks for reading my review.