The Culture-Converted Husband: Action & Adventure

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As Shannon mentioned last week in her introductory post, my name is Stewart.  No introduction into a man’s perspective on fermentation would be complete without an action and adventure story.

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Stewart

Stewart is Shannon's slightly fermented husband. He also formats the Cultures for Health e-books and is working on building a homestead so that his family can grow, eat, and culture more food.

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Southwestern Cultured Cream Dip

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While guacamole is big in Tex-Mex food, it’s not always economical. Avocados are pricey and often hard to find in good shape.

So this cultured cream dip takes its place at the table with similarly bold flavors. It is both spicy and smoky with chipotle powder, bright with lemon juice, and fresh with cilantro and green onions.

These dynamic flavors come together to create a wonderfully creamy, flavorful, and healthfully cultured dip recipe…. 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to three 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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My Crazy Life Culturing Routine

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From the Editor: Please welcome Julie Feickert, Cultures for Health Founder and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

Life has been pretty busy lately. In addition to running a growing business, we homeschool our oldest, our middle daughter is learning to read, and our baby has become fully mobile. Some days it feels like there is very little time left for planning and cooking meals, let alone incorporating cultured foods.

However, when life is crazy, our bodies are stressed and it’s exactly when nourishing cultured foods are most needed. I have found that for me, developing a routine is crucial and here’s what I’ve been doing lately to stay on top of my cultures.

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Julie Feickert

Julie Feickert

Julie Feickert started Cultures for Health in late 2008. She is the mother to three young children and enjoys cooking and reading. Her favorite cultured foods include water kefir and kombucha. Julie lives with her family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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A Closer Look: The Perfect Pickler

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There are a few schools of thought on vegetable fermentation. There are those who prefer an old-world method of fermenting vegetables in an open crock style, and there are others who prefer the “insurance” of an air-lock system for their pickles. And then, of course, there are many who utilize both methods.

No matter what your need or preference, we like to carry a variety of products to help you achieve your culturing goals. The Perfect Pickler is one of the many natural fermentation tools carried by CFH, along with kraut pounders, fermentation weights, and other airlock systems.

Today I thought we’d take a closer look at the Perfect Pickler.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to three 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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