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Kombucha Brew

How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has a history that dates back thousands of years. This delicious, healthy beverage is packed with probiotics and antioxidants all in the form of a fermented tea. Kombucha has become a pretty accessible product to purchase at markets and in grocery stores, and we are lucky enough to...

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WinterHerbKvass

Winter Herb Kvass

January 5, 2018 | Fermenting, Recipes

 Excerpted from Ferment Your Vegetables by Amanda Feifer (Fair Winds Press, October 2015). The city of Geneva, Switzerland, might as well be the set of a spaghetti western for the number of tumbleweeds that roll through town during ski season. With snow falling in the nearby Alps, residents flee to the hills, snowboards and skis in...

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Pickled-radish

Fermented Radish and Onion Pickles

December 23, 2017 | Fermenting, Pickling, Recipes

Excerpted from Ferment Your Vegetables by Amanda Feifer (Fair Winds Press, October 2015). In a pretty foolproof process, radish pickles remain an especially easy first step. I always have a jar of plain radish pickles fermenting at my house, simply because they’re so easy to make and taste so good that we tend to eat the...

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Fermented Dill Pickles

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles

September 22, 2017 | Fermenting, Fermenting, Recipes, Recipes

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles We have been following Colleen over on Grow Forage Cook Ferment for awhile. We’ve enjoyed reading her blog about homesteading endeavors, particularly related to fermenting, as well as her herbal DIY projects. Like us, she loves preserving the harvest so that she can have healthy and tasty food (and drink!)...

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Fermented Tomato Salsa from Joy of Pickling

July 26, 2017 | Fermenting, Recipes

Did you know the third edition of The Joy of Pickling has 50 brand new recipes! We chatted with Linda Ziedrich, the author, and she shared a bit about what preservers can expect from the third edition, as well as a recipe from the book – Fermented Tomato Salsa. The third edition reflects my...

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How to Make Milk Kefir

Several years ago, Amanda Pfeifer of Phickle, spent some time sharing some of her fermenting expertise at our Preservation Station – such a treat! She graciously shared some of her Milk Kefir grains (SCOBY) with us and we’ve been enjoying them ever since! We’ve continued to feed them, and they’ve continued to reproduce and...

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