Category Archives: Preservation

Lacto-Fermented Orange or other Citrus

by Cat, Nov-Dec 2017 (All photos by Cat) Fermentation is an ancient process that goes back to early Biblical times. It preserves and augments the nutritional elements of the preserved food. It is recommended to eat 1 – 2 bits … Continue reading

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Lacto-fermented Onions

By Cat, Oct 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons; and below from Pickl-it (4)) A friend just gave me a bunch of onions and shallots from her garden, more than I can eat before they go bad, so I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Preserving Herbs in Salt

by Catherine Haug, Oct 2017, originally published September 17, 2011 on The EssentiaList (4) for which I am the editor. Photos by C. Haug  As our gardens are winding to a close for the season, we are elbow deep in preservation. … Continue reading

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Freezing meats

By Cat, July 2017 I have been wrapping meats with parchment paper, then placing in a plastic freezer bag to put in the freezer. But I’m trying to become plastic-free. I bought some freezer paper but found out it was … Continue reading

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Cleaning and preserving eggs for long term storage

By Cat, June 26, 2017 (from a post by Cat on The Essentialist, July 21, 2012) (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) As we explore ways to reduce our energy consumption, we may wonder how to preserve fresh eggs for long-term … Continue reading

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Preserving cheese for long term storage

By Cat, June 26, 2017 (from a post by Cat on The Essentialist, July 21, 2012) (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) As we explore ways to reduce our energy consumption, we may wonder how to preserve fresh cheese for long-term … Continue reading

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Health benefits of cheese

By Cat, May 8, 2016 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) When I was a kid, I didn’t like cheese, probably because what they served in the 1950s grade-school lunchroom was Velveta. But as an adult, I’ve learned to love cheeses … Continue reading

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Apple and Beetroot Relish (Lacto-Fermented)

By Cat, Feb 17, 2017; updated May 4, 2017 (Photos, right and below, from Wikimeida Commons) I LOVE apples and beets, so when I saw this recipe, I just had to give it a try, especially because it is fermented – … Continue reading

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Lacto-fermented (pickled) garlic cloves

By Cat, Sept 2016 (Photo, right, form Wikimedia Commons) I had a huge crop of garlic this year, more than I can use, I gave a bunch to a neighbor, and have decided to pickle a quart by lacto-fermentation in a … Continue reading

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Lacto-Fermentation and Pickling (About)

By Cat, Sept 2016 (Photo, right, by Cat) The following article was originally written by me for The EssentiaList, the blog for our local sustainability group. I’ve updated it with learnings and new-findings. What are Pickling and Lacto-Fermentation? Pickling, or … Continue reading

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