Making Yogurt

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what’s going to get discussed on Scratch Living. If we’ve made something from basic ingredients, it should naturally be open for publication. In reality, there are multiple reasons, both valid and ridiculous, that go into determining what gets posted here. This was the case with the yogurt, and the reason why I’m only discussing it now, a week after I … Continue reading Making Yogurt

Guest Post: Advanced Pumpkin Carving with Mr. Julian Seiden

Hi everyone… Today you’re in for a treat! We’ve asked our friend Julian Seiden to drop some education regarding the pumpkin carving process. Julian’s pumpkins are feats of vision and obviously love; if anyone can encapsulate the experience of turning this basic staple of Halloween into an art form, it is him. Continue reading Guest Post: Advanced Pumpkin Carving with Mr. Julian Seiden

The Pinterest Conundrum, Vol. 1: So Many Choices

Most DIY enthusiasts know the feeling well: a loved one sends you a link, you’re looking for craft ideas, etc. and you head to Pinterest, where you’re bathed in page after page of well-lit, perfectly crafted examples of exactly what YOU want to create. Welcome to the first installment of “The Pinterest Conundrum,” where we discuss the woes (and relative joys) of the craft-centric website, … Continue reading The Pinterest Conundrum, Vol. 1: So Many Choices

Transitions

It’s been a few days since the last blog post! In the meantime, we have still been making things and working on new plans for future projects. Here is a beautiful picture of some weekend handiwork: Butter, peanut butter and buttermilk, all made in the span of 15 minutes! However, we wanted to do some posts that are more than simply recipes or how-to articles… … Continue reading Transitions

The Great Lasagna Challenge, Day 3: The Main Event!

We’ve been waiting all week for today, when we could finally craft our ingredients together into a lasagna! There were definitely ups and downs to the process: the ups being everything that wasn’t making mozzarella, and the downs being the multiple attempts at making mozzarella. 🙂 With the difficulties of first-time cheese making behind us, we were ready to put our sauces, noodles and cheeses … Continue reading The Great Lasagna Challenge, Day 3: The Main Event!

The Great Lasagna Challenge, Day 2: Cheese, Please…

Day 2, Chapter One: Ricotta So, we began the day bright eyed and bushy tailed, with cheese-making equipment in hand. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, let it be known: we opted for a kit this first time. It was a relative value, had everything we needed and included step-by-step instructions. If you are interested in picking one of these kits up as well, … Continue reading The Great Lasagna Challenge, Day 2: Cheese, Please…

T-Shirt Therapy (a.k.a. The Great Cheese Caper)

Lesson learned for the day: do not plan on making cheese until we know where to get all of the odd little ingredients. On the plus side, we did find a place to pick up what we need and will be there at 11:30 tomorrow when the store opens. However, the fact that we didn’t get to make cheese doesn’t mean that the night has … Continue reading T-Shirt Therapy (a.k.a. The Great Cheese Caper)