Fermentation

Fermented Salsa

Fermented foods are excellent for your gut health.  The probiotics they offer are some of the best you can get, and for much less than buying pills at the store.  Actually, this fermented salsa recipe was nearly free with vegetables from the garden. Fermented salsa is apparently the best recipe …

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Making Labneh Cheese

I am really enjoying my homemade cheese and learning how to make it.  I found this great website that starts you out making yogurt and then on to easy cheese all the through to the much more difficult cheeses to make: http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/cheese/cheese_course/cheese_course.htm.  Today I tried my hand at making labneh.  Very …

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Lactic Cheese

All the fun I am having with making fermented foods has lead me right to cheese.  I wanted to start with something that was very simple, so that I couldn’t get it wrong.  I found this recipe for lactic cheese on another blog and figured that it was the simplest …

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Making Mead, Part Three

The next few steps are mostly all waiting.  First you siphon the mead from the bucket into the carboy.  You don’t need to get every last bit of the mead out because when you try to, you end up with extra silt in your mead.  The layer on the bottom …

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Bread Recipe with Whey

One of the byproducts of my yogurt making project is whey.  Since the yogurt making went so well, I have lots of whey leftover.  I hate to throw anything away, so if I can find a use for it, I will.  The use I found for they whey is to …

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Making Yogurt in a Dehydrator

We all love yogurt in my house, but it can get pretty expensive to get quality yogurt that is not loaded down with sugar.  This is why we decided to start making our own.  It is actually a very simple process that can be done in a variety of ways. …

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Making Mead, Part Two

Now that your fruit and water mixture has been sitting for 7-10 days, its time to strain it and add honey and yeast nutrient.  I take a large bucket and put a strainer across the top. Then I put a piece of cheesecloth over the strainer so that all the little …

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Making Mead, Part One

Buying your own adult beverages can be expensive and they are generally full of extra stuff that may not be all that good for you.  Just like anything else you buy in the store.  I looked in to many different options as to what I might want to make and …

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Making Kombucha

One of my goals for the year is to learn more about fermentation and try a few different things.  I have successfully made mead many times and had very good luck with that.  Now I want to try something new.  Fermented tea.  Kombucha to be specific.  It seems to be …

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Fermenting Foods

Fermented food is one of those things that we all eat but most of us know little about.  Bread, Cheese, Wine, Beer, Cider, Coffee, Tea, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Salami, Miso, Tempeh, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha can all be fermented foods that you can make yourself if you like.  Why …