Cultured Vegetable Care and Maintenance

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Sometimes people regard lacto-fermentation as a very scientifically precise process. Beginners often get stuck on certain details and become frustrated when their batch doesn’t work out just like the steps and pictures. People frequently will ask, “How long will this batch of sauerkraut take to culture at x temperature?” assuming we have a secret mathematical formula. Though there is science involved, the process is not quite so black and white. Hopefully some of these points will help demystify some of the alchemy some people perceive when making cultured vegetables…. 

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Weekly Recap – April 4th Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

Beneficial Indigenous Microorganisms (BIM)

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Someone recently passed on a garden tip somewhat related to fermentation… except this is for your garden.  It involves collecting different natural microorganisms from places where plants appear to be thriving.  Then you go through a process to grow more of them that sounds a lot like making a regular cultured food, but you don’t… 

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Cheesy, Sprouted Sourdough Rolls: Monkey Bread Style

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Continuing in my experiments with sourdough, I created this cheesy, flavorful sourdough bread utilizing sprouted wheat flour. It’s akin to a savory monkey bread and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Quick Kombucha Pickled Beet Salad

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The beets and kombucha in this recipe combine for a lovely flavor. If you prefer a little less zing in your salad, use milder kombucha.