My son wrote a piece for the paper he edits (sold the paper) on making bread starter from potatoes. He seemed to think they had to do it ever time but you saved the starter and added to it each time like the sour dough starter. I had never heard of it. Mom made potato bread some times back in the 30's. Back then she used cakes of yeast.
I have the book on making leese (flat bread type) and that is made of potato. I have not tried as it would be hard to handle from what I was reading as you had to roll it up to put on the griddle but one can make it smaller and cook it I read. Maybe one day I will try and make if saucer size so can handle it.
Polish American cookbook I read this weekend has lot of zucchini recipes. Mostly mixtures. Some bread recipes. It is not dated. I can eat breads and zucchini depending on what is in it. I can grow zucchini here.
I been tossing in zucchini in to the soupy rice and also the ramen noodles. Be better with more veggies. My noon meal. I can make my own noodles and pastas. I frozen some raw chopped zucchini for soup and such. Had fried frozen zucchini yesterday adnd it is good. I like the seasoning I put on it. Will have to get more of it. I will mix my own.
Is the paper on line. I'd like to read the article. I'm always looking for ways to use the food I can grow rather than purchasing, if I can get away from yeast, that would be cool.
Today I tried Cabbage Soup. When I was in the hosp they brought me a bowl of veggie soup (from a can) and since then I've been thinking about veggie soup. This weekend, cabbage soup was mentioned, guess it was a diet fad (I missed it) but to me it sounded like a great veggie soup. Cabbage grows well here, or is the cheapest produce you can get year round. I made some, and we just had it for lunch, it was good! Mild, so you could do anything to it and have a whole new soup. I'm going to try canning and freezing the left overs to see about making it in really large quanities and have a fast meal, or a base for a meal. I'm really excited to have found this...gee can you tell?
There was a cabbage soup fo dieting. Tomato juice and cabbage and I do not remember the rest. Cabbage is not cheap here. SIL and niece were doing it. I am limited in cabbage just a little if boiled and drained.
My son's paper is a monthly and they do not put the whole paper on Internet. Local news I found when I checked. Things not in paper too maybe. Most of the article is local history type things and only the potato yeast he copied. You do start it with yeast cake. Cake is/was the same as a package of active dry yeast. I figure be like sour dough.
I had a soup of cabbage and fish and something back when I cold eat cabbage that was good. I think a turnip and potato but not sure. Chicken broth. I got it of "12 months of soup" written by a French Monk from New York. He sauted stuff before making soup. I was doing up soups to freeze so would have dinner fast at noon. I would put out a block of soup in soup plate and at noon 3 mins in microwave and I had a hot meal. Soup and good bread will make a meal. I found a few soups in the book that sounded good. I borrowed from library. They had a good Russian one too and I copies recipes. Still down home.
Seems all thye canned soup is high and so much crap in them. Dollar store there 67 cent cxhicken noodle or cream of chicken was eatable to me. Some of their others sure were not due to taste.
If I buy a sack of flour a month and that is like almost $8. That is $2 a week. 1 1/2 # bread is $1.79. Cheapest they have here. I am not saving to bake but got good stuff and cinnamon rolls are $4.79. The stuff I put in bread like eggs and milk and no soy oil. I am giving away half that I bake. They quit hyavaing the pound loaf of bread. So if I do not bake I go without.
I did not put in any leftovers at xmas as I ate it was not feeling like cooking. Got all dabs of stuff used up. Got a couple more items to use up. Then will have to start buying.
Squash soup in good. Rice, squash, litttle sausage (keilbase or such) corn chicken broth.
I did the math on the cabbage soup, it was just over a dollar a serving, that's if you had to purchase everything, the only thing I had to purchase was the cabbage, every thing else came from the garden. Mine has no salt, I'm not a big fan of salt and the canned stuff at the store tastes just like eating salt to me.
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