Cultured Ice Cream

After struggling in vain to find an ice cream brand that really knows me and also meets my high standards for ingredients (simplicity and quality), I took matters into my …

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 …

Hot Cereal (Porridge)

  Traditional cultures knew that to properly access all the nutrition in grains, soaking or fermenting was necessary. Fermenting seeds, nuts and grains makes them more digestible and unlocks minerals …

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 …

Koji: Magical Mold

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 …

White (Sweet) Miso

Miso is an umami-rich paste made by mixing beans (historically, soybeans), salt, and koji, a grain (usually rice) which has been inoculated and fermented with a mold, Aspergillus oryzae. The flavor and …

Coffee Kombucha

Kombucha is traditionally made with brewed tea (from the Camellia sinensis plant). Did you know you can also use coffee to make this probiotic elixir? I decided to start with …