Thursday, February 19, 2009

Less Supermarket, More Home-made

I'm beginning to detest going to the supermarkets and grocery stores. Now that I'm getting more accustomed to farm fresh items, I'm realizing just how old and processed the items are in the stores. Nevermind that you're paying a pretty penny for all that packaging and handling.

Here is what I make at home:

Yogurt
Buttermilk
Sour cream
Cream Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Kombucha
Salad dressings
Bread (sometimes....hubby still prefers the store-bought stuff)
Broths
All-purpose household cleaner

I make most of my meals from scratch. I try to buy from local farms when I can. My garden will be twice the size it was last year (provided we don't move).

You'll notice I don't have the ever-popular home-made laundry detergent on my list. Lately, I've been able to get great deals on store-bought detergent, so I've nixed making the detergent. After all, it can get to a point where you just run out of time in making so many home-made things.

As a side note, it's funny how home-made and avoiding the stores is stretching to my wardrobe, too. The stores and catalogs don't really have what I'm looking for at a price I can afford.

Now that I've gone more farm-fresh and home-made, I'll be hard-pressed to return to the tasteless, expensive, rancid, processed junk the stores have.

1 comment:

janice said...

Hi I came here from the S&S forum. I have never made homemade cream cheese or sour cream would you mind posting the recipes? I enjoyed your blog I think I will now be a regular visitor.
Blessings