Strawberry Sauerkraut

Ever-searching for ways to add a little more sweetness to life, as well as figure out how to lacto-ferment strawberries (as in lactobacillus, the bacteria responsible for most veggie fermentation, …

Mustard Leaf Kimchi

After perusing the Korean market’s fresh vegetable aisle, I found some mustard greens, which resemble green kale. A common type of kimchi, mustard leaf (gat) kimchi (갓김치) is made from …

Jun

Jun (joon) is a fermented tea drink similar to kombucha, that is made with green tea and honey as the sweetener. The SCOBY is the culture responsible for transforming the tea into a …

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 …

Ponytail Radish Kimchi

Young radish (yeolmu 열무김치) aka “ponytail” ‪‎kimchi‬ is a summer delicacy. Use the whole veg, stems and all! Traditionally it is made with fresh green and red chiles. I substituted red …

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 …

Persimmon Chutney

Chutney is a spicy-savory-sweet condiment usually made from fruit. The intense, concentrated flavor goes great with meat, fish, or veggie dishes, or even mixed into yogurt. With a glut of …

Water Kefir

Water kefir is a fizzy fermented beverage made by adding a water kefir culture (also known as WK or tibicos) to a sugar-water mixture. The culture is a symbiotic colony of …

Ginger Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut was traditionally prepared in the autumn and then stored fermented all winter long in a cellar where the earth temperature kept it cool but above freezing. People would consume …