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Introduction to Herbal Extracts for Body Care, Culinary, and Medicinal Purposes

This class is available for private and group scheduling, at your place or mine. Contact me to plan and schedule by calling 610-389-8316 or emailing kpalcho@gmail.com. This is a great class to follow up Edible Weed Walk and Foraging-after learning to identify, you can learn to use your plants. Learn to make simple herbal extracts …

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Dandelion Weed Walk Video and Recipe for Dandelion Wine

Learn how to identify, use, and appreciate the common weeds of eastern Pennsylvania. “Weeds” are some of the most safe, nutritious, and valuable of all plants. Join me in a videos and posts about my seasonally changing search for wild plants such as mustard, violet, bittercress, watercress, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, false nettle, self-heal, burdock, milkweed, …

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Corn and Beans-a nutritional powerhouse with nixtamalization

Tortillas and dry beans are having a boom as people scramble to fill larders with healthy, easily-stored food during the pandemic. The ancient knowledge about their nutritional value has waxed and waned through various times in history. It’s great that corn and beans are flying off the shelves in Berks. I wonder if today’s tortilla …

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Interview with Oley Cheesemaker Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse, Oley, PA.

Berks County is home to an amazing number of talented commercial fermenters making everything from bread, cheese, vegetables and meats to beer, wine and kombucha. Let me introduce you to one of our cheesemakers. I met Stefanie Angstadt three years ago when I moved to the Oley Valley. One of my first thrills was to …

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Palcho's Products Classes - Fermented Condiments

The Friendly Critters Behind Fermented Condiments and Worcestershire Sauce.

I would like to introduce you to some of the most amazing and unseen critters on earth. They are the natural yeast and bacteria who are responsible for fermentation. I call them critters because they are tiny organisms and they are very friendly and helpful. You can see them only under a microscope, but they …

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kpalcho@gmail.com | (610) 389-8316 | Fleetwood, PA
Serving the greater Philadelphia and Reading, PA regions

All photos courtesy of Karen