Ferment: Booch Experimental

In years past I’d have told every fermenter to buy a copy of everything Sandor Katz has ever written and call it good. There are a few other books out there, like Make Mead Like…

Ferment: Airlocks

In anaerobic fermentation, that is without air, having an airlock is key to the process. Certainly you can do some anaerobic ferments, like sauerkraut, with little more than a bag of brine and the sauerkrauts…

Grow: Sprouts

If you’ve read my twitter or listened to the RSVP podcast you know I like sprouts. I pretty much like most of them, from crunchy bean sprouts to the zip of radish sprouts. I like…

Ferment: Pizza Dough

Bread and dough for it are a ferment. It uses yeast. It is also a recipe. Whatever, these are my classifications and I’ll do what I want. Since I’ve changed my diet and reduced carbs…

Recipe: Honeycomb Candy

The biggest ingredient in this recipe isn’t listed, but it’s patience. You whisk, wait, pour whisk, pour, and then wait. The payoff is worth it. This old fashioned candy is simple, cheap and emminently adaptable….

Recipe: Peach Habanero Salsa

When I make salsa I want there to be just a few fresh ingredients. I want to taste those and not have it muddied up with additional stuff. So this salsa has just a few…

Recipe: Taco Seasoning

My partner and I like tacos as a good weeknight meal. Often we’ll have them once a week. In the past, we went through many packets of taco seasoning. Then I looked up how easy…

Good Things in Small Batches

I grew up in a household that did large batch processing of all things. We did 5 gallons of wine, despite the fact that the adults in my family rarely drank. When we processed tomatoes…

Ferment: MPR Maine Calling

This is a great episode of Maine Calling about fermentation. Maine has a great history of small farms selling small batch ferments. Several farmers call in and discuss fermentation plus experts discuss fermentation. There is…