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Posts Tagged ‘Fermenting’

Be Good to Your Gut: Nourishing Food for Better Health

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What do illnesses like autism, ADHD, asthma, celiac disease, allergies, and depression have in common? Simple: They can all be linked to the microorganisms present in the gut. That’s according to the pioneering British MD, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride who has found that these afflictions, as well as a long list of others, are linked—a concept she…

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Recipe: Simple No-Knead Einkorn Bread

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If you’ve ever suffered from a gluten allergy then you know how hard it can be to find bread products that won’t do serious damage to your digestive system. Luckily for you, we’ve found the perfect solution! Einkorn is a light bread with the lowest glycemic index meaning you can still enjoy all of the…

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Gift Guide for Foodies: 10 Culinary Books for Everyone on Your List

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Struggling to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Our wide range of food and drink books will give you plenty of options to choose from! Whether you’re shopping for an adventurous cook who likes foraging for their ingredients, a fermentation aficionado, or a lover of culinary classics you’ll find something for…

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Bring on the Brews this Thanksgiving

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After spending the day cooking up a storm in the kitchen you’re bound to work up a thirst. While your grocery store wine may suffice, why not whet your palate with something a bit more exotic? From cider to sangria to a soda brewed with pine, we think these will be the perfect libations for…

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RECIPE: Fermented Honeysuckle Cordial

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Oh, honeysuckle how we love thee. Your sweet scent evokes memories of days gone by: afternoons spent lounging in the warmth of the spring sunshine, summer nights under the stars, the list goes on. If only there was a way to capture your essence so we can enjoy you more than just in passing… But…

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To Hop or Not to Hop?

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For you IPA-loving readers, you may be asking yourself if there is any legitimacy to our query: The answer, of course, is TO HOP. But what if we told you there is another way? It’s okay, you can keep drinking your IPA while you read this but by the end, you may be rethinking everything…

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Recipe: Country Elderberry Wine

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There’s really nothing better than sitting down after a long day with a glass of wine and the sun setting in the distance. Unless of course you foraged for the berries for said wine, crushed them by hand, added in some sugar, water, and citric acid, bottled it up, and waited six months before you…

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In Search of Wild Yeast

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Since the dawn of humanity, people have enjoyed a deep relationship with yeasts. You may not realize it, but yeast spores are present everywhere. They’re in the air we breathe; in plants, flowers, fruits, and soil; and even on our skin. And, perhaps more importantly, yeast is a key ingredient used in making alcoholic drinks. More…

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Recipe: Ginger Carrots for a Healthy Gut

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With a little bit of fermenting technique, ginger carrots will be your new go-to snack! They are pretty pricey at natural food stores so learning to make your own will surely be worthwhile as long as you can wait the 2 to 4 weeks they take to ferment. Waiting that long really is the hardest…

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The Foraging Brewer: California Sagebrush Beer

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Hyperlocal brewing, making concoctions only out of the ingredients available in your immediate environment, is a fun way to become more familiar with your surroundings and the possibilities within them. According to wildcrafting author Pascal Baudar, “the number of possible ingredients you can use is mind boggling.”  And the end results can be so rewarding! The…

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Springtime Treat: Homemade Dandelion Beer Recipe

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You can forget about waiting for your wine to ferment because we have a recipe for dandelion beer that will be ready in just a week! Who knew those weeds in your back yard could make such a fun beverage? Not to mention they’re packed with health benefits: “It’s mostly used as a tonic (the…

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Ancient Fermentation: Homemade Kvass

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Looking to add another recipe to your fermenting repertoire? Try your hand at Kvass. Bonus: it is the perfect entry-level project.   Kvass is an ancient and beloved beverage from Slavic Eastern Europe. While it is basically a low-alcohol beer, it is enjoyed as a soft drink, even by small children. This nourishing beverage calls for…

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8 steps to Fermented Hot Sauce with Wild Greens

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Like hot sauce? Fermenting? Wild greens? This Fermented Hot Sauce with Wild Greens recipe from The New Wildcrafted Cuisine has it all! Wild foods are becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people want to learn how to identify plants and forage for their own ingredients, but self-described “culinary alchemist” deeply explores the flavors of…

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Recipe: Sandor’s Strawberry Kvass (from Wild Fermentation)

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Since its publication in 2003, Wild Fermentation has inspired people to turn their kitchens into food labs: fermenting vegetables into sauerkraut, milk into cheese or yogurt, grains into sourdough bread, and much more. This updated and revised edition, now with full color photos throughout, is sure to introduce a whole new generation to the flavors and…

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Back to Basics with Fermentation

For thousands of years, people have been using fermentation as a nourishing way to eat and preserve a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, milk, grains, beans, meats, and more. Only in the last century has our culture distanced itself from this traditional approach to nutrition and adopted an industrialized food system complete with highly…

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Sourdough: Starting One and Maintaining It

Sourdough is a simple wild ferment made from nothing but flour and water. You can start a batch today, use it in a few days, and keep it alive and bubbling … well …  forever. If you have the patience, enjoy the flavor of sourdough, and can commit to feeding your quiet new “pet” frequently,…

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Make Your Own Kombucha: The Tea Beast Lives

It’s Mother’s Day!! And by mother I do not mean the one who gave birth to you and yours. I do not mean send her chocolates. It’s not that kind of mother. It’s the kombucha mother. The tea beast. The combination black tea and bacteria ball that is known to cure ailments, heal emotional wounds,…

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Tips for the Square-Inch Gardener: Vertical Gardening and the Three T’s

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The following article was adapted for the web from Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by R. J. Ruppenthal. Vertical gardening involves utilizing your vertical growing space to make the best use of light resources. It is also an important consideration for city gardeners who may…

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