Category Archives: Fermenting

Quick Pickling for the Holidays

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Pickling isn’t just for summer time! Looking to add something crunchy to your relish trays at the upcoming Holiday gatherings, or even to share with your neighbors? Grab some cucumbers or other veggies and get pickling! Quick Pickles, AKA Refrigerator Pickles are stored in the refrigerator, so there isn’t any need for […]

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7 Ways to Use Your Cabbage

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SHARE THIS PAGE: I’m not ambitious enough to grow cabbage in my garden, but have gotten some in our CSA box and from my Father’s trips to our local produce auction. I’ve come to realize that a single head of cabbage can go surprisingly far once sliced or shredded and have concluded that I simply […]

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Herbes Salées and other reasons to grow an Herb Garden

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SHARE THIS PAGE: My Herb Garden has changed a little bit every single year since its inception, and I have to say that there’s something intoxicating about a thriving herb garden. Perhaps it’s the ease of growing them, and their happy wandering nature, or the wonderful flavors they add when tossed into salads, sauces, soups, […]

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Preserving Peaches

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Here in Lancaster, PA, we’re just now heading into Peach Picking time for freestone Peaches and are super excited! We’re watching Cherry Hill Orchard’s site to see when they’re officially available and when the Pick-Your-Own opens up. We wanted to pass along some delicious ways to put up those sweet fruits! Peach […]

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Asparagus Recipe Round Up

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s that time of the year in these parts…when just about every road side stand and farmer’s market is showing off their bundles of freshly cut asparagus. Those bright green spears, sometimes tipped with some purple hues are just irresistible! Our family loves to enjoy them roasted – with a little olive […]

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Radish and Onion Pickles from Ferment Your Vegetables

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station is still going strong on the Main Floor in the Family Living area of the Pennsylvania Farm Show at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA.  (Farm Show Map) A big thanks to Amanda Feifer, the fermentation educator behind the blog Phickle.com and book […]

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Winter Herb Kvass from Ferment Your Vegetables

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Yesterday, we enjoyed a very informative session with Richard Kralj, M.Ed, RDN, LDN a Food Safety & Quality-Senior Extension Educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension,  on the basics of pressure canning. We’ll share some tips we learned in a future post. We also welcomed Amanda Feifer, the fermentation educator and author of […]

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Ferment Your Vegetables Recipe & A Fermenting Kit Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know author, Amanda Feifer, at the PA Farm Show last year and soaking in some of her fermenting knowledge. (She’ll be joining us again this year!) Naturally, we were anxious to offer her recent book Ferment Your Vegetables along with some other basic fermenting tools. If you […]

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Strawberry Jam Recipes and More

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We are happily welcoming strawberry season here in Lancaster, PA. If you can get your hands on some fresh berries, here are a few ways to preserve that irresistible taste for later! Hooked on the Vanilla Bean? Try this incredibly addictive Strawberry Vanilla Jam from Food in Jars. Want this same great […]

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The Simplest Sauerkraut

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Homemade sauerkraut is wonderfully different from the kraut you get at the grocery store. It has a nice crunch, it is perfectly sour, and pairs well with a pork roast. Sauerkraut is often one of the first fermentation projects recommended for newbies. Mainly because it is very easy to make, and  the […]

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