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Cabbage
Gratuitous Cabbage Shot
May 16, 2016

Took a walk through the neighborhood today, including the six acre farm tucked back in the middle of our urban neighborhood.... Read More
Spiced Ginger Ale
Spiced Ginger Ale Two Ways
May 13, 2016

So now that I have two active ginger bugs - one from fresh, grated ginger and one made from store-bought ground... Read More
Ginger Bugs
A Tale of Two Ginger Bugs
May 9, 2016

One question I've seen asked often is whether one can successfully make ginger bugs from store-bought ground ginger. First, a quick... Read More
Making a Ginger Bug
May 8, 2016

You could also call this post, "Raising a teenager," because that's about how it's been with me and the mysterious ginger... Read More
Alcohol
What is Alcohol? And How Do I Make Some?
May 3, 2016

Oh, booze. Sought after by bugs, birds, and elephants, it was only in the hands of early humans that the crafting... Read More
Preserved Lemons and Limes
April 29, 2016

For me, citrus preserves are just that - an acid-preserved pickle rather than a lactic acid ferment. That said, the flavor... Read More
Sourdough Starter
How to Make Sourdough Starter
April 23, 2016

I've read that there's an argument in anthropological circles about what exactly prompted early nomadic peoples to build permanent settlements. One... Read More
Turnips for sauerruben
Sauerruben (Pickled Turnips)
April 14, 2016

Everyone knows sauerkraut, the quintessential pickled cabbage that covers hot dogs in the summertime. I love a good batch of kraut,... Read More
Pickled Apples
Pickled Apples (Russian Brined Apples)
April 14, 2016

With a Bourbon and Bacon party coming up, I wanted to develop something to complement bacon's savory flavor with an interesting... Read More