Random Thoughts From the Authors

VacMaster PRO260 to the rescue

by Eric on April 20, 2016

When you are cooking food from scratch it becomes essential to plan and prepare for meals that require extra time for marinating to achieve optimum flavor.  This becomes especially crucial when you are trying to prepare a meal after work and before practice or games or whatever takes up your time during the evening.  I […]

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Keeping things up

by Eric on March 23, 2014

This month has been busy.  I mean B-U-S-Y.  Add to our typical busy weekends two weddings, two baby and one bridal shower.  Mix in two children’s birthdays and it makes for a month where you don’t get much chance to catch your breath.  We do have a few minutes today so we are going to […]

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Only From Scratch has been live for six weeks now! Woot! Woot!  Traffic has picked up considerably this week after we finally cracked the food photography secret code.  Acceptances with Foodgawker and Tastespotting has led to a traffic boom and increased exposure of our growing blog.  So if you’re checking us out please bookmark us, […]

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Little Victories With Big Results

by Kelly on January 19, 2014

Only From Scratch is over one month old and things are finally rocking around here.  We have learned a lot about food blogging in this short time, particularly about taking pictures of food.  What have we learned so far? Don’t use your iPhone to take pictures of food:  The reviewers at Foodgawker and Tastespotting probably wanted […]

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Our garden project

by Eric on January 15, 2014

Over the past three years we have been working on getting our hands on better vegetables. Three years ago we bought a half-share in a CSA (community-support agriculture).  If you are not familiar with the concept of a CSA, you pay up front for a share in a farmer’s crop and you receive weekly baskets […]

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Back to School and Super Busy!

by Kelly on January 10, 2014

With the holiday season behind us, everyone is back into the normal routine.  Eating from scratch is not easy and I added the challenge of giving up soda to my list this week.  It doesn’t get more unnatural and toxic than soda but I’m hooked on the stuff! I’ve been drinking copious amounts of water […]

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Getting This Only From Scratch Thing Started

by Kelly on January 3, 2014

We are into the new year now and that means that our “only from scratch” experiment is on!  Although we started to dabble with this concept a few weeks early, we are now more committed to changing our lifestyle and that means trying not to fall back on easy, prepared foods.  It’s only the third […]

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Well, not really, but we have a lot of changes that we want to make as far as the types of foods that we eat and even more importantly the way that we feed our children.  This blog is a way for us to document our progress. I find that in everything that I do if […]

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