speaker-info

Victoria Redhed Miller

New Society Publishers

www.victoriaredhedmiller.com

Victoria Redhed Miller grew up in Seattle and now lives with her husband, David, on their off-grid farm in the Olympic Mountain foothills near Sequim, Washington. She writes and blogs about homesteading and self-reliance, as well as speaking at events around the country. She is also the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks. Books by This Speaker: Craft Distilling, Pure Poultry, From No Knead to Sourdough

Victoria will be speaking at the Texas, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs

Workshops

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The Practicality and Legality of Craft Distilling

Hobby distilling is very popular, but confusion still abounds about the legalities around the distillation of liquor. Victoria Redhed Miller, author of the award-winning book Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home, explains the facts about legal distilling. She provides an update on pending legislation as well as an overview on how to make high-quality distilled spirits on a small scale. Perfect for anyone interested in distilling liquor, this workshop's as fun as it is informative.
Modern Homesteading Real Foods

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Grit Stage
Oregon, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Small Engine Equipment Basic maintenance and common repairs

The typical small farm or homestead uses a variety of small-engine equipment: chainsaws, mowers and trimmers, generators, snow blowers, compact tractors, and more. Unfortunately, it's getting harder to find qualified repair services, so many people end up replacing equipment when something goes wrong. Victoria Redhed Miller, an Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC)-certified small engine technician, provides a brief overview of types of small engines, important routine maintenance, and off-season storage (as well as a discussion of a few common issues that you can easily deal with at home).
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Oregon, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Grit Stage
Pennsylvania, Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Grit Stage
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter Hands On Workshop

Making and maintaining your own sourdough starter is simpler than you might think. Experienced sourdough baker Victoria Redhed Miller, author of From No-knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread, leads this hands-on experience where attendees take home their very own sourdough starter. Miller also demonstrates basic breadmaking techniques and answers your questions about sourdough breads. Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Real Foods Hands On

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hands-On and Extended Workshops
Oregon, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hands-On and Extended Workshops
Kansas, Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m., Hands-On and Extended Workshops

Gluten-Free Baking: Sorting facts from fiction

Despite all the information out there about gluten-free baking, many questions (and much confusion) still surrounds the subject. What exactly IS gluten? Is it bad for your health? If you're gluten-free by choice, what are the nutritional trade-offs? Is it possible to make a gluten-free bread that actually tastes good? Is it true that sourdough "eats" gluten? Victoria Redhed Miller, the author of From No-Knead to Sourdough, covers the facts about gluten, based on the most recent research and her own experience. Miller offers advice about improving the quality and nutrition of gluten-free breads, from her own recent kitchen experiments. She also discusses testing for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, facts about modern wheat vs. ancient grains, and more.

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Real Food Stage

From No Knead to Sourdough Finding your comfort zone with handmade bread

Making your own bread is easier than you might think, once you find your comfort zone and try it! The author of From No-Knead to Sourdough: A simpler approach to handmade bread covers the basic principles of breadmaking, with an overview of simple no-knead yeast breads, pre-ferments, and sourdough-based breads. You don't need experience, fancy equipment, or expensive ingredients to make wonderful bread at home. This workshop includes a demonstration of basic techniques, a brief look at a hand-built wood-fired bread oven, as well as discussion on the importance of the tradition of home bread-making.
Real Foods

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Real Food Stage
Oregon, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Real Food Stage
Pennsylvania, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Real Food Stage
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined