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Authentic Sauerkraut with Apples or Caraway

So far in the series we have learned to make our very own fermentation jar, along with deli style lacto-fermented pickles. If you have already mastered these two projects, then sauerkraut is going to be breeze. In fact, its as easy...

The Northwest Chocolate Festival

There are so many great reasons to live in the Pacific Northwest; amazing hikes, talented artisans and of course, the food. And so its little wonder that Seattle would be chosen to host some of the world's top culinary professionals and award...

NY Deli Style Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Query most people and they will say that pickles come from jars filled with vinegar and spices. Growing up in the northeast, however, my first pickle was of a whole different sort. Salty and sour, but not tart, they would be served...

Making a Fermentation Jar for Pickles, Sauerkraut and other Probiotic Foods.

Fermented foods are experiencing a bit of a resurgence as more people turn away from processed foods and seek to improve their overall health through better and varied nutrition. New studies on probiotic foods seem to be coming in near weekly linking...

Blossom Rot - How to Save Your Tomato Harvest

With the hot and hazy days of summer ticking away, my itsy garden has suddenly sprung into a jungle of produce. All of that careful planning, construction and tending has finally begun to pay off in pounds upon pounds of fresh and...

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Young Fruit Mead, Plus Tips for Aging

If you have been following along with our fermentation series, then you have already made your own Fermentation Jar, NY Style Deli Pickles and… View More

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Tags: Mead, fermentation, Alcohol, Homebrewing

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Authentic Sauerkraut with Apples or Caraway

So far in the series we have learned to make our very own fermentation jar, along with deli style lacto-fermented pickles. If you have already mastered these two projects, then sauerkraut is going to be breeze. In fact, its as easy as chop, salt, pack. Let's gather our ingredients:   - 2 average size heads of… View More

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Tags: sauerkraut, fermentation, lacto-fermentation, healthy

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The Northwest Chocolate Festival

There are so many great reasons to live in the Pacific Northwest; amazing hikes, talented artisans and of course, the food. And so its little wonder that Seattle would be chosen to host some of the world's top culinary professionals and award winning artisan chocolatiers for an amazing weekend full of demonstrations, workshops and of course, a whole lot of tasting! Without further delay, let's explore the 2015… View More

Categories: Adventures, Highlights

Tags: Northwest Chocolate Festival, Seattle, chocolate, chocolate classes

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What is Baked or Half Baked?

Cook long enough and you will eventually make an utter kitchen failure. Whether you read the ingredient proportions wrong, make an unfortunate substitution or just plain vaporized it, you just have to shrug it off and move on. But what if the dozen muffin-shaped bricks feeding your trash can were the product of a recipe that you followed to the letter? Were you just a terrible baker, giving the touch of death to what should have… View More

Categories: Baked or Half Baked

Tags: pinterest fail, food fail

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