Giardiniera is a mix of vegetables that are either preserved in oil, vinegar or fermented. It is typically eaten as an antipasto, but it is delicious as a salad, a sandwich filling, or pretty much anytime you feel like a pickle.
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 sent my husband to the store for a piece of horseradish root so that I could use it to keep my pickles crisp. (I’m making my retro pickle recipe again this year, since it was so popular last year). He came home with something that was about the size of my arm.
This year my nasturtiums went crazy. I only planted 4 plants, but they ran like mad, took over the whole garden box and trailed down off my balcony to the ground below. I garnished EVERYTHING I cooked with nasturtiums flowers, I ate the leaves in salads, and then I wondered about what I could do…
We eat a lot of lettuce wraps and just having the usual array of condiments can end up being a little bit boring. At our house it’s all about flavour, and this pickle recipes is flavourful enough to zip up any meal. It is a bright combination of spicy and sweet that get’s most of it’s…
Hot sauce is one condiment that seems to have cult following. There are so many different styles and flavours, not to mention heat levels! But the key to a really good hot sauce is FERMENTATION (of course)!
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!
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).