Category Archive: Blogs

Oct 23 2014

Five Questions on Mold and Food Safety

  Occasionally I’ll make a ferment, let it develop over a few days or so, pop it in the fridge, and then weeks or months later it’s possible I might see the often-dreaded MOLD on top of my ferment. What do I do? This is a followup to Mold in My Pickled Peppers and I also …

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Oct 21 2014

Mold in Pickled Peppers

I have mold in my pickled peppers! Surprisingly, I was actually very excited about this turn of events because I got to break out my camera’s macro lens accessories and get some pictures to see what’s going on up close. I go over this and follow up in Episode 11 – Listener Feedback, Cashew Cheese, Mold, …

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Oct 20 2014

Basic Vegan Fermented Cashew Cheese Recipe

How would you like an amazingly flavorful, slightly funky, fermented cheese recipe made of cashews that also happens to be vegan? What if I also said that with time, this would be a cheese you could slice like artisan cheese or grate like Parmesan? I wasn’t sure what exactly I was making when I started …

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Oct 17 2014

Making a Salt Brine & Calculating Salinity for Brine Recipes

To go along with yesterday’s podcast, Episode 10 – Types of Salt, Brine Basics, and Weight Ratios in Fermentation, I decided to do a writeup showing you how to make a salt brine for fermentation and fermented vegetables. There are several methods for creating a salt brine recipe and calculating how much salt to use, and I’ll …

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Oct 13 2014

Interview on A Real Food Journey Podcast

Paul Bates Interview on A Real Food Journey Podcast - Episode 47

Hey guys, I just wanted to give you guys an update that recently I was interviewed by Heather Ingersoll of A Real Food Journey Podcast. We talked mostly on topics of fermentation and I give a couple recipes in the interview. It was my first time giving an interview so it’s a little shaky but …

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Oct 03 2014

Fermented Watermelon Soda and Blackberry Soda in the Works

Fermented Blackberry & Watermelon Sodas

The other weekend at the farmer’s market yielded some very cheap blackberries that were definitely past their prime, but were selling at quite a discount. The blackberries were 99 cents for a 16 oz container so I figured I’d pick up a couple and try my hand at making some blackberry soda. At the same …

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Aug 19 2014

Fermentation in the News 8-19-14

Today’s “Fermentation in the News” covers some of the topics or issues I’ve come across on my search to update you with what’s going on in the world of fermentation. These stories can come from varied sources including newspapers, television, blogs, or videos and include fermentation related stories, a new recipe I might find interesting, …

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Aug 18 2014

Rejuvelac Recipe

How to make rejuvelac

Have you wondered ever wondered what rejuvelac is or how to make rejuvelac? Today I’ll walk you though what you need to know, some of the possible health benefits of rejuvelac, how to make rejuvelac and provide you with an easy rejuvelac recipe. There are also some great uses for rejuvelac that you might not …

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Aug 13 2014

Artisan Multigrain No-Knead Bread Recipe

Have you ever dreamed of making artisan bread? Well I have an easy artisan, multigrain, no-knead bread recipe for you! Just as many no-knead bread recipes have been inspired by the original NY Times article with Jim Lahey, so has this one, although I add several whole grains and seeds to it. No-knead bread has …

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Aug 07 2014

Fermentation in the News 8-7-14

Fermentation in the News

Fermentation in the news! I’m toying with the idea of making weekly posts on different fermentation stories making it into the news whether it’s a newspaper writing a story on something relating to fermentation, a new recipe I might find interesting, or even health related involving fermentation. You’ll have to tell me what you guys think …

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