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. …

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 …

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 …