About Me

I was raised Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite with German and Eastern European influences that shaped my palate. My own family enjoys heritage food, as well as vegetarian, plant-based, and global cultural cuisine. 

Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com


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October 19, 2017


5 cups pastry flour

1 cup butter

1 cup shortening or lard

1 teaspoon salt

2 egg yolks

1 cup milk


Blend the flour, butter, shortening, and salt in a bowl. (A pastry cutter helps blend this mixture well.) Put the 2 egg yolks in a 1-cup measuring cup and fill...

October 18, 2017

Dairy and Plant-based options 


2 medium yellow onions, chopped

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

2 pounds sweet carrots

1 quart vegetable broth

5 Tablespoons brown rice

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground thyme

2 small bay leaves

1 or more cups unsweetened p...

October 17, 2017

Curried Potatoes 


4 (waxy) potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I omit)
1 Tablespoon Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste
4 teaspoons Garam Masala (you can purchase this, but I make my own...

October 16, 2017

Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup


1 ham steak, diced small*

6-8 medium potatoes, diced

1 medium onion, chopped small

1/4 cup butter

3 Tablespoon flour

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

6-8 cups milk

2 teaspoons smoked paprika, or to taste

salt and pepper to taste


Dice and...

October 16, 2017

Be gentle...when you touch bread. 

Let it not lie...uncared for, unwanted. 

So often...bread is taken for granted. 

There is such beauty in bread; beauty of sun and soil, beauty of patient toil. 

Wind and sun have caressed it. Christ often blessed it. 

Be gentle...when you...

October 16, 2017

Hello and welcome to my food blog! I have attempted various forms of recipe-sharing over the years, including previous food blogs, but I never really took it seriously. This is my attempt to really share with the world, my recipes and kitchen tips and tricks. Please be...

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Mennonite/Brethren heritage food with a flare for vegetarian cuisine and a global palate 
Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com

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