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Homemade Dog Food
Saturday, October 08, 2016      2 comments

If your dog needs to be on a grain-free diet because of weight or food allergies, diced sweet potato/butternut squash/pumpkin are much-loved by our furry friends! Use either rice OR sweet potato/butternut squash/pumpkin. There's no need to ... Read more
Should we buy shoes too big to get 'more for the money'?
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      5 comments

When my DH buys shoes I usually end up with some of them. Usually they are sized wrong and fit me [a little too big but comfortable.] Its a good thing that moccasins and athletic shoes can be worn by either sex. I got this in an email and... Read more
How to Make Fermented Cinnamon Apples
Monday, September 26, 2016      3 comments

3-4 medium apples (at least half should be a sweeter variety such as gala or fuji) 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1 cinnamon stick Filtered water as needed Slice off the top 1/2 - 3/4 inch of two of the apples and set these... Read more
Lacto-Fermented Lemons
Saturday, September 24, 2016      5 comments

Eight lemons, cut six of them into quarters. Reserve the other lemons for juice. Toss the lemon quarters with salt. I used about 2 tablespoons of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt for each lemon I quartered. You want enough salt so that the lemo... Read more
you say green tomato: fermented chow chow
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      4 comments

This is a fermented relish called chow chow traditionally made to use up the leftovers of the garden harvest, a beautiful reminder of the passing of summer. This is a delicious fermented version of the southern condiment chow chow, usually ... Read more
Fermenting Veggies at Home: Follow Food Safety ABCs
Friday, September 16, 2016      2 comments

Fermentation has long been part of human history. In fact, food scientists say that it played a vital role in human survival in the days before stoves and refrigerators simply because it allowed people to preserve food in a nutritional and safe ... Read more
A Pickle Predicament! 39 Ways To Use Leftover Pickle Juice!
Sunday, September 11, 2016      6 comments

American households purchase pickles every 53 days. More than 67 percent of all households eat pickles. .Americans consume more than 9 pounds of pickles per person annually. That's a whole lot of pickles.and pickle JUICE! But what to do wit... Read more
How to Invent Safe Food Preservation Recipes
Saturday, September 10, 2016      3 comments

Coming up with your own signature recipes is one of the joys of food preservation. But before you can start playing around with making a recipe your own you need to be 100% certain it will safely preserve the food. Once you understand what ... Read more
82 Ways To Heal Your Gut
Friday, September 09, 2016      5 comments

Did you know that the function of your immune system, the state of your mental health, the pain or lack thereof in your joints, and even whether or not you have seasonal allergies can all be determined by one thing? Do you know what it is? ... Read more
Lacto-Fermented Escabeche
Thursday, September 08, 2016      4 comments

Escabeche, or Jalapenos en Escabeche are basically a Mexican pickled jalapeno. Far better than those little Nacho rings you buy in the store, escabeche is flavored with onions and garlic, frequently carrots, sometimes radishes or cauliflower, an... Read more
85 Ways to Eat More Fermented Foods
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      6 comments

"Did you know that almost 80% of your immune system stems form the gut? Yeah, that’s a lot. So what kind of shape do you think your immune system is in if your gut health is in the toilet? I’ve said it many times, and I will say it many times ... Read more
Dry salting is an easy method for fermenting vegetables
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      4 comments

Dry salting is an old-fashioned method for preserving vegetables, meat, and fish. It was popular in the early twentieth century, especially during the first and second World Wars. Salting was promoted as an alternative to canning in order to con... Read more
How to make probiotic lemonade
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      3 comments

Probiotic lemonade is very easy to make and is ready in just a couple of days. Luckily, as there is an easy lacto-fermented drink that you can make with basic ingredients from your grocery store, and your kids will probably even drink it! ... Read more
Bacon Fat Mayo
Monday, August 29, 2016      4 comments

I believe this is the origin of the Magic Mayo. The recipe was converted to make it simpler. "By whipping up some rendered bacon fat with egg yolks, lemon, some mustard, salt, and pepper, you have made what is essentially a spreadable BLT.... Read more
Magic Mayo
Saturday, August 27, 2016      6 comments

Magic because of how fast and easy this is; takes about 1 1/2 minutes to make in a wide mouth pint size mason jar. [or jar of your choice] Because this mayo contains raw egg, I wouldn't feed it to someone in the immune compromised category,... Read more

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