Welcome to Mary’s Nest Cooking School

Do you want to be a Modern Pioneer in the Kitchen and be part of the Traditional Foods Movement?

If so, you’ve found a home!

Through detailed VIDEO tutorials, I’ll teach you how to make Traditional “Nutrient Dense” Foods, including Bone Broths, Cultured Dairy, Ferments, Sourdough Bread, and More!

I’m Mary, and I’m so glad your here!!

Mary holding a cast iron pan in the kitchen.
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I’m a former New York City Girl now a Modern Pioneer Living the simple life with my sweet husband here in the Texas Hill Country.  And I’ve been a Modern Pioneer in the Kitchen making Traditional Foods for over 20 years.

So whether your kitchen is in a city apartment, a house in the suburbs, or on a farm in the country…come join me on this Traditional Foods journey as we create Nutrient Rich Meals that nourish our family, our friends—and ourselves!

Together we’ll be Modern Pioneers in the Kitchen no matter what the century or where we call home!

What you’ll Find Here

I’ll be covering How to Cook from Scratch, including making Traditional Real Foods using Seasonal Ingredients, including how to preserve the best of the harvest.

My Simple How-To Video Lessons Include:

Mastering the Basics:

  • Making Bone Broths
  • Culturing Dairy
  • Fermenting Vegetables
  • Making Sourdough Starter and Sourdough Bread
  • Soaking and Sprouting Grains
  • And More!

And once you “Master the Basics”…

There are lots of videos covering topics including:

  • Easy Recipes featuring Traditional Real Foods
  • Advice on How to Shop
  • Tips on How to Best Stock Your Pantry
  • Food Prep Short-Cuts
  • Time-Saving Kitchen Tips & Tricks
  • How to Make Tinctures and Tisanes
  • How to Make Natural and Herbal Remedies
  • And More!!

Cooking Traditional Real Foods from Scratch is Easier and Less Expensive than you Think

All of this information will get you started on the path to creating Easy Traditional Real Food Meals that will be Flavorful and Delicious, as well as Appealing to the Eye.  You’ll cook and eat foods that are Familiar, Affordable, Budget-Friendly, and Free of Additives that your friends and family will love.

A Blessing of the Simple Art of Homemaking and Natural Living

My wonderful mother, who is in her 90s now, took complete delight in being a homemaker and perfecting the art of homemaking—the domestic arts—especially those that revolved around kitchen life.  She cooked real food, in season, and made everything homemade from scratch.

She kept her pantry well-stocked so as to never run out of food and to always be prepared during hard times or bad weather. My mom always had a garden, including a huge herb garden that provided her with the raw materials for creating a plethora of natural remedies for coughs, colds, the flu, and a myriad of other ailments.               

My mom taught me how to cook Traditional Food from scratch and to use every last bit of every ingredient we had in our fridge, our pantry, and our garden.  Having grown up during the Depression of the 1930s, my mom learned how to make the most of everything.  She was a true pioneer in spirit with a bit of Yankee grit thrown in.  And I am blessed that she passed her knowledge on to me.

And now I’m continuing on in her pioneer spirit with my Yankee grit in tow—albeit I’m now living and loving in the beautiful Texas Hill Country…with the man of my dreams.  But that’s a story for another day!

And so, let our  journey together as “Modern Pioneers in the Kitchen” begin.

I’m SO glad you’re here…And I look forward to getting to know you!

July 2018 – The Texas Hill Country 

If you wish to contact me, visit my Contact page or—via the old fashioned way—at:

Mary’s Nest
P.O. Box 342001
Austin, Texas 78734

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