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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 a healthy gut microbiom to not only maintaining a proper weight and having sufficient nutrient reserves, but also more unexpected areas like depression, auto-immune disorders,… View More


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 from the depths of a cloudy brine, either in barrels or countertop glass jars. As time went on, it became harder and harder to find sources of these fermented to perfection pickles. After moving… View More


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