Category: Ferment

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Fermented Salsa

Nourishing Traditions has a wonderful recipe for fermented salsa—the perfect thing to do with some of those extra summer vegetables that you want to save for later. Fermented Salsa Print Recipe CourseSnacks and Appetizers...

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Corn Relish

Longtime fans of Sandor Katz, we found this gem of his on the New York Times Diner’s Journal. An excellent pairing with homemade tortilla chips, the addicting sweet and sour flavor makes it our...

A perfectly soured dill pickle. 0

Lacto-fermented Dill Pickles

Lacto-fermented pickling is an easy way to preserve seasonal food while increasing probiotic value. Unlike vinegar pickles with an indefinite shelf life, these living pickles should be eaten within a few months. Substitute cucumbers with food that is safe...

Cucumber kimchi makes a great snack, side, or light meal 0

Cucumber Kimchi

In the heat of summer, we’re swimming in cucumbers. Some cukes end up in tzatziki sauce with homemade yogurt, some end up as dill or bread and butter pickles, and the lucky ones get...

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Making Mead

I didn’t consider making mead with honey from my bees till I read about it in The Art of Fermentation, which speculates that mead is likely the first alcoholic beverage enjoyed by humans. What does mead taste like?...

Fermented horseradish infused with honey. 0

Fermented Horseradish

An alternative to basic horseradish sauce with honey. As Wild Fermentation explains: This approach involves the horseradish in both the fermentation that creates alcohol from honey, and the fermentation that creates vinegar from alcohol....

Kimchi packed into mason jars. 0

Basic Kimchi

Similar to sauerkraut, kimchi involves soaking cabbage in a salt brine, then rinsing with fresh water before seasoning with hot spices. The recipe below is adapted from Wild Fermentation. Like all vegetable ferments, be creative with seasonal ingredients! Basic Kimchi Print...

The sweet and spicy kimchi takes advantage of seasonal fruits. 0

Fruit Kimchi

An addictive combination of sweet and spicy makes fruit kimchi a favorite dish on Pine Street. In Wild Fermentation, Sandor Katz describes how the sweet fruit melds with the sharp kimchi flavors, making for a surprising and...

Sweet potato fly is a soft drink from Guyana. 0

Sweet Potato Fly

Both Nourishing Traditions and Wild Fermentation describe the effervescent fruity tones of sweet potato fly, a soft drink from Guyana. Grating the sweet potatoes takes a while, but this unique tropical beverage is worth...

The kombucha mother floats on the surface of the tea. 0

Starting a New Kombucha Mother

So you tried kombucha and want to start making it on your own. The first step: acquire a kombucha mother, a.k.a. SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). If ordering one online, follow the...