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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Ferment Your Own Homemade Ketchup

I don’t eat a lot of ketchup but when I do it seems way sweeter than it needs to be.  Hmm. Nutritional Label: Serving size: 1 tablespoon. 3.7g of sugar per serving. uh-oh. I usually eat a couple of ounces of the stuff at a time. 2 T / oz…

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Cookbook Review: Cooked by Michael Pollan

Cooked Michael Pollan

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth— to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan…

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