Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

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

Pickling Naturally : Simple Cauliflower Carrot Dill Pickles

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

Pickling Naturally : Cabbage Caraway Pickles

Cabbage Caraway Pickles

My interest in pickling has been simmering under the surface for sometime now.  When there was talk among our adult kids that we were gift exchanging cookbooks for Christmas, I made it known that I wanted books about artisan breads and fermentation.  Lucky for me, that’s just what I got! Before we go any further, let me say this…It’s natural … Read More

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad

Year after year we plant radishes that are either too pungent or too woody or too wormy….this year we discovered Breakfast Radish seeds and they are everything the other radishes were not. Tender, mild and even into maturity, pest resistant! We love radishes for being the first to pop through the soil and are ready to eat before anything else … Read More