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Culinate Newsletter March 18 09

(mailing, James Berry)

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 h1. Dear readers,
 "I'm butch, and I bake cookies." So says food-preserving expert [/mix/dinnerguest/whatishouseholding?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=HarrietFasenfest&utmcampaign=DIY "Harriet Fasenfest"] this week in the [/mix/dinnerguest?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=DinnerGuest&utmcampaign=DIY "Dinner Guest blog."] Her post, which is about home stewardship, is as radical as it is sensible. 

 "What has been the price of jobbing out our lives?" asks Harriet. "What has been made of the environment? What has been made of our families? What has been made of our spirits, our economy, and our souls?"

 Our culture is in a period of re-evaluation, and for many of us, doing it ourselves has never seemed so appealing — for reasons of money and of satisfaction.

 We've published a number of how-to stories on Culinate. Some are shopping stories: how to [/articles/features/cheeseshopping?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=CheeseShopping&utmcampaign=DIY "buy and store cheese"], how to [/articles/features/The+eggsentials?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=CheeseShopping&utmcampaign=DIY "shop for eggs"], how to [/articles/features/Extra+virgin*2C+extra+confusing?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=OliveOil&utmcampaign=DIY "choose olive oil"]. Others are DIY kitchen stories: how to [/articles/features/pickling?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=Pickling&utmcampaign=DIY pickle], how to [/articles/culinate8/poachedeggs?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=PoachEggs&utmcampaign=DIY "poach eggs,"] how to [/columns/bacon/herbstorage?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=FreshHerbs&utmcampaign=DIY "store fresh herbs"]. 

 Today's tipster story? [/articles/culinate8/cheapmeals?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=CheapMeals&utmcampaign=DIY "How to plan meals on a budget."]

 But don't just take it from us. Read Deborah Madison's personal [/author/DeborahMadison?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=DLMBlog&utmcampaign=DIY blog] about her own DIY efforts at baking bread, or Sarah Gilbert's post about [/mix/dinnerguest/makingyogurt?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=MakingYogurt&utmcampaign=DIY "making yogurt,"] or Caroline Lewis' thoughts on [/mix/dinnerguest/raisedbedgardening?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=GardenBeds&utmcampaign=DIY "planning a garden."] Then share your own DIY projects with the Culinate community on your own [/culinate/faqmemberpages?utmsource=NL20090318&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=MemberFAQ&utmcampaign=DIY "member blog."]

 Kim Carlson
 Editorial Director

 P.S. Thanks to all of you who have become fans of Culinate on Facebook. I mentioned this last week, but it's worth noting again: You can post any item on Culinate immediately to your Facebook account by clicking on the Facebook icon at the bottom of any article, recipe, or blog post. We appreciate your efforts at spreading the word about the site.

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