Do Fermented Foods Reduce Anxiety?

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A recent article on National Geographic points to some research that shows how gut health and fermented foods may help reduce anxiety.  It continues to show that we are just scratching the surface on the benefits of traditional fermented foods…. 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Fermented Berry Syrup

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This syrup is simple to make and keep on hand for topping any sort of dessert, or adding to cold water for a refreshing soda…. 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Fermenting the Garden (and tips for fermenting in the heat)

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For many of us, this is the time of year to lock summer’s bounty away for those long winters. Whether you’re taking advantage of a sale at your local grocery store, picking up a haul from the farmer’s market, or bringing in an apron full of produce from the garden – these fresh, delicious vegetables won’t wait.

Such is the case for our garden. This time of year is actually not terribly conducive to fermentation here in Central Texas. With triple digit days expected for much of the next month or so, I usually ferment more for short-term food preservation than a six-month stay in cold storage.

Still, there are a few tricks up my sleeve for hot weather fermentation which I plan to implement with those veggies coming from our garden.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Lacto-fermented Anaheim Peppers

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Anaheim peppers are a mild chile pepper popular for canning. Skip the water bath this year and do an easy fermentation instead!… 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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