Category Archive: Blogs

Dec 01 2014

Spicy Fermented Carrot Sticks Recipe

Can you ferment carrots? Of course you can! I’ve seen several recipes for fermented carrots and finally decided to try it. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when these would be finished but I can tell you it’s worth trying if you like pickles. I like spicy and I also like dill so I …

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Nov 24 2014

Thanksgiving Ferments in Progress

After putting together the Thanksgiving show last week, I figured I’d take a picture of a few of the things I have going that I’ll be serving up for Thanksgiving. Of course I always have a to have some dill pickles on hand since they taste so good, but along with the normal pickles, I …

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Nov 12 2014

Kefirko Questions for Friday’s Show

I’m interviewing the creators of the Kefirko tomorrow morning on The Fermentation Podcast. I have some questions I was going to ask, but do you have any questions you’d want me to ask them for you so you can hear it from them on Friday’s show? The Kefirko is the container / strainer that helps …

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Nov 11 2014

Resources, Sandor Katz Interviews Audio & Video

I thought I might start putting together some resources that I think will help people in getting started in fermentation. The more people out there fermenting, the more great recipes and know-how we can get into the general public again! I’ll start putting somewhat of a knowledge base of how-to’s and some links to helpful …

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Nov 10 2014

What to do with Jalapenos and Using Fermentation

What should I do with this beautiful bowl of jalapenos? Should I make pickled peppers? Hot sauce? Or should I try my new idea of making pickle salt but instead, make a spicy pickled pepper salt? I recently published my Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe and explained how to do it in Episode 12 – How to Make …

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Nov 06 2014

Dehydrating Pickles & Fermented Dill Pickle Salt Recipe

Dehydrated pickles? Did I just go there? That’s right, you can dehydrate ferments and at first taste, you might be tempted to toss them, but wait! There’s a good use for those extremely strong, salty, tangy flavors and you’ll see what I mean when you try my “Fermented Pickle Salt Recipe” which you could also think …

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Nov 04 2014

Compost, Fermentation, & Building Soil Nutrients

What do you do with your food scraps from your kitchen? Do you compost them, harnessing the power of fermentation, or do you let those nutrients slip away from your home nutrient cycle and it’s out with the garbage, losing them forever? If you want to build rich, black, amazingly fluffy soil that you can …

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Oct 30 2014

Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe

I’ve had a lot of people asking for my Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe and also just asking in general “How do you make homemade hot sauce?” so I figured I’d let you in on my secret. To go along with this recipe, I also cover this in Episode 12 – How to Make Homemade Fermented Hot Sauce. Got Flavor …

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Oct 29 2014

Sandor Katz FERMENT Short Film

Recently there was a short film made with Sandor Katz called “FERMENT” created by Joe Zork, presented by the Southern Foodways Alliance, in association with the Southern Documentary Project. There are many videos of Sandor Katz but this one has a very personal, relaxed feel where you just see Sandor in his home element. The …

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Oct 28 2014

How Long Does Sauerkraut, Pickles, or other Ferments Last?

Some common questions that I see people just getting into fermentation asking is “How long does homemade sauerkraut last?” or “How long do pickles last in the fridge?” In reality though, the question that you’re really trying to answer is actually: “How long do homemade ferments last?” There are many factors that determine the “shelf life” …

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