Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil

Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil

I know some of you have been eagerly waiting for this recipe!  The process of Pickling Naturally : Fermented Beets with Cumin and Basil tempers beets natural sweetness, adds a pungent flavor enhanced by spices, herbs and natural earthiness.  We've been diving into these jars enjoying the mix of complex flavors that blend so beautifully together. Who would've guessed we'd ... Read More
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Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

Pickling Naturally : Quart Sized Spiced Fermented Green Beans

A few tips about pickling… * Use unblemished, cleaned organically grown vegetables. Trim off soft and discolored spots. * Use unrefined sea salt or Kosher salt.  Refined table salt has additives and is too fine and can turn out a saltier pickle. * The chlorine in water can inhibit good bacteria from forming, that’s why filtered water is recommended. * … Read More

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Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric

Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric

This is a repost of a recipe back in my archives, but it needed some updating... like some new pics.  Would you believe Pickling Naturally : Swiss Chard Kimchi is my most viewed recipe on the blog?  Swiss Chard Kimchi with Turmeric is a soy free version of this traditional food, with the addition of turmeric. Our garden is in ... 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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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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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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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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Cabbage Caraway Pickles

Pickling Naturally : 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

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Miso Soup

Healing Miso Soup

It’s that time of year where colds and coughs persistently plague us. At such a time as this, nothing is as soothing and healing as a steaming hot bowl of miso soup. Our kids know that’s what we crave when our bodies get out of whack and they tease us that it’s our cure for everything! In spite of all … Read More

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Udon Noodle Sesame Salad

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles

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

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