Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Using the same recipe for our Artisan Sourdough Bread, I decided to divide up the loaf and try making dinner rolls. Technique Dividing into 12 pieces, each piece weighs roughly …

Chinese Sauerkraut (Suan Cai)

Chinese sauerkraut dates back almost 5,000 years! Traditional varieties are made with Chinese (Napa) cabbage or mustard cabbage (gai choy). I consider this recipe to be a hybrid of sauerkraut …

Sauerruben (Fermented Turnips)

I had recalled a recipe from many years ago for sauerruben when I first read Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation, but hadn’t thought much about it, until I started growing turnips …

Sicilian Green Olives

Last autumn, I got to pick some fresh olives from a friend’s trees! (I think they were Mission and maybe Arbequina varietals.) Some were green, some were black, and others …

Garlic Mashed Faux-tatoes

After making a large batch of sauerkraut recently, I had many cores left over. I didn’t want to toss them, and my chickens would turn their bourgeois beaks up at …

Passionfruit Jam

Last year, my neighbor politely asked me if it was okay for his passionfruit vine to grow over my fence. Thinking ahead to the bounty that would be coming, I …

How to Make Homemade Koji

Koji is a cereal grain (like rice or barley) that has been inoculated with the mold Aspergillus oryzae. As this mold (whose family members include molds that form on bread …

Sourdough Pizza

It’s taken a good amount of delicious practice, but we’ve finally gotten our sourdough pizza game down. The base dough recipe is essentially the same as for our artisan sourdough …