Why Homemade Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole is Better Done Yourself

Why Thanksgiving causes high blood pressure Thanksgiving is fast approaching. We each have our favorite side dishes–dishes that we only get to make and eat on Thanksgiving and we look forward to them as we look forward to the first snowfall.  Sweet Potatoes topped with Candied Nuts (or marshmallows), Creamed…

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How to Make Probiotic Sour Cream with Real Dairy

Delicious Full-Fat Sour Cream Like everything else that you make for yourself, homemade sour cream is delicious! And it’s super easy to make! So, click on the picture to watch the YouTube video and follow along as I show you how to make your own sour cream at home. I…

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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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