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 …

Sour Cream Cake Donuts

On a recent social media post I read, someone posted an old-timey looking recipe for crullers. Naturally when I read “sour milk” I immediately thought “kefir“. Turns out it’s really …

Kefir Pumpkin Pie

Here’s a probiotic addition to a classic autumn/winter dessert recipe. It’s a from-scratch (i.e. homegrown squash!) pumpkin pie with a graham cracker or gingersnap cookie crust and pumpkin custard made …

Around the World with Sauerkraut

You always remember your first 💚! For me, my first fermented love was sauerkraut. In fact, ten years ago this month, I experimented with my first batch of slow-fermented cabbage. …