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  • Off-the-Grid Kombucha

    Because you want to take your hippie game to the next level… The word “ferment” comes from the Latin verb “fervere,” to boil One of the benefits of making fermented foods is that you can prepare many of them without consuming energy. So, after the apocalypse, I’ll still be able to eat my mouth-watering fermented salsa, […]

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  • Why and How to Make Sauerkraut and Krautchi


    Click here to jump to the recipe I recently overhauled my website and a couple of my fermentation lesson plans went missing. Oops! I like to refer my students to these after class in case they have questions. Fortunately I found this one on fermented sauerkraut and krautchi. If you want to get healthy in 2017, feed […]

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  • Two New Webinars: Dill Pickles and Ginger Beer


    Jump to the webinar info I moved this past weekend to a different unit in my intentional community and I have so much more light in my kitchen that I decided to schedule two more webinars. The lighting in my previous abode had made recording these problematic. This is much brighter!

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  • Garlic-Dill Sauerkraut


    I have converted several self-professed haters of sauerkraut with this garlic-dill blend. It tastes just like dill pickles. And almost everyone likes dill pickles, including kids. People who tell me they hate sauerkraut often also say they want to like it because of the many health benefits that lacto-fermented foods such as sauerkraut offer. Fermented sauerkraut: Is […]

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  • 5 Buy Nothing Day Activities

    Buy Nothing Day (previously known as Black Friday) may come around just once a year but you can embrace it year round. Adbusters launched the day in the early 1990s to protest the consumer madness that kicks off in the U.S. the day after Thanksgiving. You can read more about Buy Nothing Day here. If you don’t […]

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  • Free Fermentation Webinar: Saturday, January 10, 2015

    If you read my blog at all, you may be thinking one of the following: 1. Fermentation sounds revolting. Why does she keep going on about it? 2. OMG. I love fermentation. I named my sourdough starter [insert name]. 3. I have never tried fermentation and would like to but it scares me. I don’t want to […]

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  • Fermented Hot Peppers

    chopped and crushed

    Click here to go straight to the recipe I probably should write a post about Thanksgiving right about now, but I’m in denial that it’s only two days away… I grabbed a handful of hot peppers at the farmer’s market a couple of months ago for fermenting a hot pepper sauce. It was so easy! Every […]