Citrus Hopped Pickles

Here’s a riff on the garlic dill pickle recipe. It uses hops and citrus peels. If you like IPA beer, you’ll dig this variation. I’ve used salt-and-pepper variety of cukes …

Pickled Watermelon Rinds

Learn how to use (almost) every part of the watermelon. Austin shows you two ways to make fermented pickled watermelon rinds. I use a 5% (by weight) brine, which is …

Beet ‘n’ Sour (Sweet) Pickles

In the pantheon of pickledom, must they ALL be sours? Is there any room for a bread and butter, sweet pickle, at least a respectable old-fashioned (read: fermented) version? The …

Chiles in Escabeche

Escabeche has a fascinating history. The word originally comes from the Persian al-sikbaj, literally meaning “vinegar food”. After mingling with the Spanish, it eventually became part of the Spanish and …

Cucumber Kimchi

Kimchi is so more than just cabbage! There are almost 200 varieties of kimchi in Korea. This dish uses cucumbers, a summer fruit. It has a clean, refreshing taste (no …

Pickled Green Strawberries

When you think of preserving sweet fruits like strawberries, The most obvious is, well, preserves. Since that does not involve fermentation, that was a non-starter. WINE! I once watched Sandor …