I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.

Lacto-Fermented Pickles

Spices Used in Kosher Dill Pickles

How to Make Lacto-Fermented Pickles The cucumbers are in season! What to do with so many cucumbers? Planting that extra hill of cukes seemed like a good idea last May. Here’s an idea: make pickles! Or, better yet,  make lacto-fermented pickles! Cucumbers USED TO be fermented to preserve them. The pickles…

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How to Make Fermented Onions

Believe it or not, pickled onions are actually quite delicious. During fermentation, they lose their sharp, acidic character and mellow quite nicely. Make these for use as a salad topping or to stick in sandwiches, or just to nibble on. Check out the video, above.

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