With the autumn season in full swing, I’m glad that I had the chance to chat with my Kitchen Pioneers on Thursday, November 5, 2020. I always enjoy discussing your questions, and I love learning about where you’re located and the types of traditional foods you are making. Among other topics during the live stream, we talked about grinding grain, using different sweeteners, and the canning supplies shortage.

Watch the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy Live Stream #3 Replay Video

This live stream replay is available to Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.

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Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy Live Stream

These live streams and live stream replays are available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.

This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)

In addition to links to the latest Kitchen Academy vodcasts, this blog post lists some of the public videos that I talk about in my live stream.

Grinding Whole Grains

Many members enjoy grinding their whole grains to make flour. If you haven’t seen the Mockmill grain grinder in action, watch my Mockmill unboxing and test video.

Using Sucanat Instead of White Sugar

I was excited to learn that many members were using having success in substituting Sucanat instead of white sugar in their recipes. Their families don’t notice a difference in taste, and they are able to enjoy all the nutrients that Sucanat provides. Sucanat stands for Sugar Cane Natural, which is essentially dried cane juice.

Many of us like the Wholesome brand of Sucanat, which you can find, along with Allulose and their other products, at your local grocery store or online. And here are some delicious cookie recipes, including healthy cowboy cookies, that you can use with Sucanat:

Canning Supplies Shortage

I shared my concerns about seeing shortages of canning supplies in my local grocery stores. Some members talked about how they’ve seen some supplies arrive at their stores, but the inventory has been random. One member shared some good news that their store has been getting canning jars in larger quantities.

As your local grocery stores and online retailers restock their canning inventory, you’ll be able to replenish your supplies and begin those canning projects that you had put on hold. If you’re new to water bath canning, here are some videos from my Canning 101 series that will help get you started.

After you get your canning equipment, here are two water bath canning projects you can try. The first is an easy Low Sugar Strawberry Jam. Once you feel comfortable with the water bath canning process, you can make Marmalade for a delicious treat!

Join My Next Traditional Foods Live Stream

I look forward to my next live stream for members on Thursday, November 19, 2020. These live streams are a lot of fun, and I enjoy getting to know more about you, my wonderful Kitchen Pioneers. 😊

Be sure to bring your questions for me to our live streams. You can also get to know the other members in our Kitchen Pioneers community. You’ll find a lot of fellow Kitchen Pioneers who are working on sourdough starters, ferments, and more traditional foods recipes, just like you!

Remember that you’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos at any time, and I’m glad to reply.

Kitchen Academy Videos

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For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!

And if you’re looking for a printed book full of my traditional foods recipes that shows you how to create a traditional foods kitchen, be sure to order your copy of my new bestselling book, The Modern Pioneer Cookbook.

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I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!


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