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This is What Gratitude Looks Like

December 18, 2014 | Food, Food & Fermentation, Gardening, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

The act of preserving fruit, like gardening, is a hopeful act. It’s a gesture of goodwill to future meals that you plan to have, incorporating a since-past season’s bounty. It’s also darn repetitive (though some would call it calming, I suppose), all … Continued


The many delights of Fresh Turmeric

August 1, 2014 | Cooking, Preserving | 18 comments | Author:

Recently we were lucky enough to score some of the amazing, earthy sunshine that are organic turmeric rhizomes. So much goodness in this plant! But like many harvests, when it rains it pours. Here’s what we did with ours. 


Making Water Kefir (how to get your household hooked on probiotic soda)

April 28, 2014 | Cook It, Fermenting, Food, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 30 comments | Author:

We’re loving learning the techniques of getting living foods into our diet, and one of the easiest to master is the fast-turnaround ferment of water kefir (also known as tibicos). This yummo probiotic soda requires very little effort, minimal waiting time, … Continued


Making Biltong for the first time

April 27, 2014 | Preserving | 12 comments | Author:

What do you get when you leave a paleo, a gypsy and a South African alone in the Milkwood Farm kitchen for 5 minutes? Plans for making Biltong, that’s what. Biltong is a South African delicacy composed of salted, spiced … Continued


All of Summer is now stored…

April 23, 2014 | Gardening, Preserving, Vegetable Gardening | 18 comments | Author:

There comes a point in every Autumn when the tomatoes are finally, finally done. We’ve passata-ed and dried and preserved and cooked to the point where all of summer is stored, and on the shelf. Last weekend was our final session of … Continued


Photos from our Passata Day

January 27, 2014 | Community Projects, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

Here’s some photos from the downright awesome Passata Day we had on the weekend. It was a beautiful, hands-on, all-in day of tomatoes, squishing, bottling, boiling, waiting, playing dominoes, eating, drinking, learning and community… 


Apple and Juniper Kraut + Fermented Tomato Salsa

January 17, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 6 comments | Author:

We had the best fun at the free little Fermentation workshop at the MCA last night! As promised, here’s the recipes from what got made. Apple and Juniper Sauerkraut and that delicious Fermented Tomato Salsa… 


Sandor Katz: the Good Doctors interview…

January 13, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 1 comments | Author:

In readiness for joining us in a few short weeks for the Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz tour, Sandorkraut recently recorded an interview with the Good Doctors. As usual, the interview was a great mash of folk history, science … Continued


Preserving Strawberries: hello disaster, meet success

October 28, 2013 | Cooking, Preserving | 45 comments | Author:

It was too good to be true – a large supply of organic strawberries, and all for me. To turn into the sweetest of christmas gifts – after all, what says ‘thank you for everything’ better than a jar of … Continued


To Vacola or not to Vacola?

October 8, 2013 | Preserving | 61 comments | Author:

This year I am going to be ready for preserving season. So ready. I am going to have all the jars I need, and all the lids and seals for those jars. And I’m going to know where they all … Continued


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