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Mustard

The word mustard derives from Latin, mustum (fermented wine) + ardens (“hot” seeds). The well-known spicy condiment is made from the seeds of either the white (aka yellow) mustard plant …

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 …

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 …

Garlic Dill Sauerkraut

If you find yourself growing both cabbage and cucumbers at the same time, this is a great way to have the “best of both worlds” in terms of classic fermented …

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a fermented cabbage dish. In its simplest form, it is just cabbage and salt. But you can add other vegetables (or fruits) as well as your own seasonings. …

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 …

Kefir Mac & Cheese

This is a rich, indulgent spin on America’s favorite comfort food! I did my best to substitute more nutrient dense and better sourced ingredients (gluten free pasta, grass-fed and some …

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. …