DIY Food

How to Live Like You're in Kinfolk Magazine (Without Moving into a Yurt)

August 21, 2015

People would talk if I threw my phone into the East River and escaped the city for a solar-powered yurt. But it's totally acceptable to browse the pages of Kinfolk Magazine or The Kinfolk Table and dream of dressing only in muted earth tones, stocking my reclaimed wood bar cart with locally-made spirits, and eating a supper of morel crostini. 

Even when there's a train to catch, a litter box to clean, and a can of beans to rig into dinner, there are still some steps I can take to simplify my life—or, you know, eat more good food. Here are 14:

Butter by Amanda Sims

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Miso by Nancy Singleton Hachisu


Alcoholic Ginger Beer by Catherine Lamb


Beet-Cured Salmon by Derek Laughren


Vanilla and Lavender Extracts by Trisha Jones


Homemade Sriracha by Carey Nershi


Pecan Milk by amber wilson | for the love of the south


Pickled Mustard Seeds by angela brown


Mascarpone Cheese by Vegetarian 'Ventures


Feta Cheese by Mary Karlin


Ginger Ale by Ashley Centola


Herbal Tea by Margo True


Homemade Cultured Butter by Ashley Rodriguez


Kefir by Emma Galloway | My Darling Lemon Thyme

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