Fermented Food

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Last year I came into an abundance of pears from a dear friend with a few grand trees at the edge of her yard. Among...

Misozuke: Miso Fermented Vegetables (Recipe and Giveaway!)

  I have a dear friend who has been an inspiration to me and to my culinary and herbal pursuits for many years now. When...

Garlic Infused Honey

Everyone knows garlic as the ubiquitous kitchen seasoning that it is, but there are fewer people who realize that they can use this versatile bulb medicinally! One way to...

Lacto-Fermented Garlic Recipe

If you ever find yourself with a spare clove or two of garlic, consider trying a super-simple method of preserving it by fermenting it in a...

Fermented Foods Workshop

A few weeks ago, I was the facilitator for a fermented foods workshop at a private festival in beautiful Eastern Tennessee! The Harvest Celebration focused...

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

I went foraging in downtown Asheville, right smack dab in the middle of the city. Normally, urban foraging isn't my favorite way to gather edible...

Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Honeysuckle has been one of my favorite flower friends since I was but a wee pixie. There was a special bush, an old-growth clump of...

Recipe Box: Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead

  When I started making infused honey years ago, the very first and most favorite of my herbal flavors was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. So...

Recipe Box: Lacto-fermented Watermelon Radish & Citrus Pickle

The fermenting bug got me again!   It starts when I realize that I have a wide-mouthed jar that isn't being put to use, and...

Apple Daikon Radish Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut.  The very word used to make my nose wrinkle and my jaw clamp shut, lips sealed, and my little curly head shake an adamant...

Recipe Box: Pickling Spice Blend

Spice blends...from your grocery store shelves to a bulk herb market, there's a nearly endless variation of piquant, pungent, salty, savory, or sweet blends out...

Small Batch Lacto-Fermentation

A spicy carrot and cabbage blend Getting started with fermenting foods can be intimidating at first. I was nervous about making...

Lacto-fermented Cranberry Apple Butternut Relish

Cranberries are delicious - their tart, sometimes bitter flavor can enhance most any meal, and they blend so well with both cinnamon and something sweet....

Fermentation on Wheels!

Fermentation on Wheels Are they coming to your neighborhood? They'll be in mine, soon!   What is Fermentation on Wheels? Fermentation on...

A Poltergeist in my Booze Cabinet!

just a portion of the selection... I just don't know what happened, y'all... One minute, the booze cabinet was all happy...