Category Archives: Fermented

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. Quality fermented foods are the best probiotics we can … 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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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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Sauerkraut (Lacto-Fermented)

By Cat, Jan 2016, from my Sept 19, 2008 Article on The EssentiaList (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Culturing, Curing, Fermentation, & Tonic Articles, Recipes Menu; 2. Sides & Condiments Menu Sauerkraut is a food that goes back ages, to the … Continue reading

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Beets, Chard (About)

By Cat, Nov 1 ,2015 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons; photo below from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Beet Kvass (fermented beet beverage); 2. Raw Beet Juice. 3. How to Cook Beets; 4.Basic Braised Greens (About) (includes beet and chard greens); 5. Pickled Beets; 6. What to do with beets, a nutrition powerhouse See … Continue reading

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Homemade Apple Cider (fresh or fermented)

By Cat for Essential Stuff Project on The EssentiaList (Photo, right by Kathie Lapcevic, at 2010 Community Cider Press at Tamarack Time! event) See also Homemade Apple Cider (pdf by ESP) A cider press makes this fun and easy. Apples … Continue reading

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Raw Corned Beef

by Cat (Photo, right, by Cat) Includes: 1. General Information about Corning Beef (Cut of meat, Saltpeter dilemma, Amount of salt in brine, Time in brine, and Keeping Time); 2 Raw Corned Beef; See also: 1. Corned Beef Hash; 2. Curing Beef and Other Meats; 3. Corned Beef, Brined and … Continue reading

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