Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric

Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric

Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric 1 pound cleaned organic Swiss chard 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (optional) 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like it HOT) 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2  tablespoons fresh garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric powder (optional) 2 teaspoons coconut aminos 1 teaspoon unrefined toasted sesame … Read More

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Pickling Naturally : Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles

Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles

Making Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles is what you do when you've done everything you can possibly do with your bumper crops of kohlrabi and beets and want to extend their season. I finally got around to pickling spiralized veggies with awesome results! But if you don't own a spiralizer, no worries.  Just chop the veggies in small pieces. ... Read More
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Dill Pickled Radishes

Dill Pickled Radishes

Our garden is in full swing right now.   In fact it seems everything is coming to maturity faster than ever.  This morning I was surprised to find our first squash blossom and it's not even July yet!  The green beans are flowering, leafy greens are everywhere, and we've already done 3 rounds of radishes.  We've planted a variety of ... Read More
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Beet Kraut

Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut

We grew some humongous cabbages this year.  Approximately 50 pounds in all, about 10 - 12 inches in diameter. Traditional sauerkraut, 13 quarts to be exact, was brewed in a big crock. We still  have cabbages sitting in cold storage waiting their turn to be transformed into something healthy and delicious.  This recipe for Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut puts ... Read More
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Cucumber Dill Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Cucumber Dill Pickles

After taking a minor detour to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, we are back on track with preserving the summer's harvest.  That was quite a treat and I must say that I'm glad that pie can sit in the freezer, out of sight, until company comes so we can share it! Are your cucumbers coming on fast and in multiples?  Do ... Read More
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Kohlrabi Kraut

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Kraut

Our garden is in high achiever mode.  I'm trying to keep up with it without letting it crash my summer.  After inviting family and friends to come pick and putting up food for winter, the question remains...what to do with these kohlrabi? A generous supply of these Kohlrabi Pickles are already brewed and refrigerated for eating.  The green beans also ... Read More
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Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets

Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets

The weekend of the 4th was a productive one for us.  We chose to hang around home to catch up on things.  The hubs repainted the Adirondack furniture he built a few years back.  They were transformed from a natural stain to a flat black to match the trim on our house. Beets, kohlrabi and kale were ready to pick ... Read More
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Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel

Pickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel

I've got a gallon jar (hence the name barrel) of assorted veggies pickling away in my pantry.  As each day passes the delicious fermenting aroma intensifies.  My store of pickles from last summers harvest is long gone, and we have been missing homemade pickles made the old-fashioned way.  Pickling Naturally : Mixed Vegetable Pickle Barrel is made with salt and ... Read More
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Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

Our kohlrabi came up beautifully again.  That’s 2 years in a row now and both times we planted from seed. They make delicious lacto-fermented pickles! We love lacto-fermented veggies!  It’s a great way to preserve the harvest while increasing the nutritional benefits from fresh garden produce.  The natural fermentation process allows the development of beneficial bacteria and creates a live … Read More

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Cauliflower Carrot Dill Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Simple Cauliflower Carrot Dill Pickles

These pickles are some of our favorite lacto-fermented veggies.  Lacto-fermented vegetables provide a viable source of probiotics (at a cost well below most supplements) to heal and maintain a healthy gut. These crispy, sour, salty vegetables are highly addicting and an easy, economical way to maintain a healthy gut. As garden season begins in the northwest, we are planning on … Read More

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