Before there were artificial preservatives, there was canning. But before there was canning, there was FERMENTATION. Making the most delicious pickles you’ve ever had is just a matter of placing cucumbers in a little brine and waiting for the naturally-occurring bacteria on the veggies to work their wonders. This is a great starter recipe for […]
I have become addicted to fermenting foods–ALL the foods! So when I was gifted with about a million lemons about a month ago, I had to find some great ways to use them! Of course, I turned to fermentation, which is a way to preserve your food so it lasts longer while (magic of all […]
Kombucha! This fizzy, fermented beverage seems to be popping up everywhere these days. From individual bottles sold at convenient stores to entire kombucha bars with many flavors on tap, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing this popular drink, especially if you are a health foodie like me! While all of these commercially sold […]
Cultured foods are a wonderful way to introduce healthy probiotics and beneficial yeasts into your diet. Milk kefir is one of the simplest ways to start your journey into cultured and fermented foods.
At its heart, fermentation is a chemical process that is performed by many living things (including humans!). So, to understand it, you need to know a little bit about living things and a little bit about chemistry. Fear not, though! I am here to lead you through the science of this fascinating process.
One of my homesteading goals for this growing season was to experiment with lacto-fermentation recipes in the kitchen. After discovering Nourishing Traditions, my viewpoint on food has drastically changed and this has trickled down to the food decisions we make. This is probably one of my favourite flavour combinations and after my first batch flopped […]