Fermented Radishes for Spring

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With the arrival of spring comes plenty of crisp, cool vegetables. Radishes are one of the fastest-growing vegetables with some ready to harvest within 30 days! To take advantage of that, along with the fact that they prefer cooler weather, gardeners often plant radish seeds for a quick-fix spring vegetable.

Fermenting radishes lessens their heat, especially if left to ferment long enough. And they make a delicious addition to salads and snack plates.

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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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Adding Nutritious Foods… It’s Easier Than You Think!

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Working nutritious foods, including fermented foods, into a kid’s diet doesn’t have to be difficult. Try some of the tips I’ve learned for encouraging your family to eat new foods, fermented or otherwise…. 

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Suzanne

Suzanne

Suzanne is into gardening, real food, and treading lightly. Her favorite cultured foods include Matsoni yogurt, which tastes just like the yogurt her Armenian grandmother used to make; sauerkraut, which she used to dip out of a barrel each week at her favorite little shop in Germany; and dill pickles, which she used to eat straight from the big jar on the counter of her Grandpa’s general store.

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Beyond the Cucumber: Fermented Carrot Pickle Slices

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I am a long-time lover of sour pickles; sweet pickles being a food I can never understand. My earliest memory of getting in trouble with my Mom was when I accidentally dumped a jar of pickle juice on the couch cushions. Apparently sneaking a jar of pickles while sitting on the couch wasn’t such a good idea for a five-year-old.

Since then I have expanded my pickle horizons, to say the least. While my favorite kosher pickles are still chocked full of garlic and hot pepper, they’re also fermented. I also like to vary my pickling vegetables. Cucumbers are great but I also find radishes, beets, and carrots make a nice addition to sandwiches.

Or snack on them from the comfort of your couch… just be careful with the pickle juice.

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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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Cultured News Roundup

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Every once and awhile it is interesting to take a look at how some of our favorite fermented foods are impacting the “culture”.  So here is a brief snapshot of some recent articles discussing fermentation.  Enjoy!… 

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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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