Loquat Jam

I’m lucky enough to have a mature, 25-foot tall loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) tree in my yard (no, not kumquat). The tree’s leaves have medicinal properties (easily made into a tea). …

✈️ Traveling with Ferments 🚢

Air travel is a modern marvel, enabling us to safely traverse vast distances in short amounts of time. The act of traveling, though, taxes our body in unnatural ways. The …

Fermenting, Food, and Freedom

Last week, I went to Tennessee to learn about fermented foods. I came home with a deeper appreciation of not only food, but freedom itself and what it means in the …

Soaked & Brined Nuts

Soaking seeds, nuts, legumes and grains neutralizes phytic acid [1], which is found in the bran of all cereal seeds grains. Phytic acid regulates the release of minerals needed by …

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. …

Cacao & Chocolate

Q: Do fermentation and chocolate ever go together? A: YES, actually. What we taste and enjoy as chocolate would not be possible without fermentation! When the cocoa beans (the part …

Yum us on Yummly!

Hey, Fermenters! We just joined Yummly, whose mission is to be the smartest and most helpful food platform in existence! It’s a feature rich platform where you can customize recipes …