In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I'm taking listener questions, including:
- unusual odor with sprouted beans
- why does biscuit dough turn grey in the fridge and is this okay?
- are almond cookies from unsoaked ground-up almonds nutritious?
- how to convert a yeasted naan bread recipe to sourdough
- dehydrated plums that are tart, not sweet — can be brushed with honey?
- You're invited to check out recent blog posts
- You're invited to join me for Voices, our new series
- Tip of the Week: Start a Garden Notebook post (from Common Sense Homesteading)
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Here are the questions I answered in this episode, in the order they're answered (in case you want to skip around). The podcast contains my answers, plus if I mentioned any additional resources, they are linked here along with the question.
Debra asked: I'm sprouting Northern White Beans for the first time. They sprouted really fast (!) so the tails are longer than 1/4″ since I let them sprout for a full two days. They do have an unusual odor about them though. Is this normal? They appear to be fine otherwise.
Cathy asked (via voicemail): Why is my buttermilk biscuit dough (from Nourishing Traditions) turning grey in the fridge and is this okay? I'm making almond cookies from unsoaked ground up almonds — is this nutritious? Can I make a regular naan bread recipe but substitute sourdough starter for the yeast?
Glen asked: I saw your YouTube video on dehydrating plums. It looks like you have a freestone variety of plum because the seed is easy to pop out. I have a clingstone variety tree in my yard — the pit is very hard to take out. However, that's not my question. My plums, when eaten right off the tree, have a nice balance between sweet and tart. However, when I dry them, they become super tart. Kind of like “warheads” candy. It really makes you pucker. Usually when I dry fruits, the sweetness is enhanced. The plums are the first fruit where the tartness is enhanced. I'm guessing you don't have that problem with the variety you have? I'm wondering if I should sprinkle a little sugar or honey on the plums before drying.
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