Fermented snacking vegetables are the one thing that I always have bubbling away on my kitchen counters. I love them for so many reasons.
Sauerkraut is one of the easiest things to ferment. It is a wonderfully reliable ferment, and can sit in a closet for several months without a problem.
I love kvass. I love savoury and flavourful concoctions. I love that kvass makes me feel super healthy without wasting my money on a whole bunch of fancy expensive health food products.
Our farm box keeps arriving full of beets! Though the adults in my house like salty beet kvass, and the kids like sweet beet kvass I finally got enough beets to make a beets to make some fermented pickled beets!
Probiotic ice cream is definitely my favourite indulgence. This recipe tops my usual cultured ice cream because it is deliciously chocolaty… and… it’s entirely sweetened with dates! And in my mind that makes it a guilt-free pleasure!
Relish is a must for every summer barbecue, whether you have it on hot dogs, burgers or veggie cutlets, a delicious and seasonally inspired relish really makes the meal. This relish is also amazing on cheese sandwiches (for something British inspired).
I did a basic post on Cucumber Pickles last pickling season. However this year we ended up with 20 lbs of pickling cucumbers! Which means that I had plenty of cucumbers to make our favourite basic fermented pickles, plus I could experiment with a few other cucumber ferments.
I have a hand-me-down canning cookbook from 1950s. It is well used, and tape now holds most the pages together, but it still has some inspiring recipes! I decided to experiment with a fermented pickle recipe that only involves packing pickles into canning jar, screwing on the lid and then… leaving it… sitting on a…
I’ve made cider vinegar from juice.. which is fairly quick and easy to do. However, this cider vinegar has the distinct advantage of being basically free… because it’s just made out of apple scraps!
I love green beans fresh from the garden. I always grow as much as possible and use them for all sorts of dishes (spicy green beans, bean salad, green bean casserole…).