Lacto-Fermented Verde Sauce

verde sauce

So far in my culturing experience I have only lacto-fermented a few things: cabbage (of course), carrots, and garlic. I’ve been a little nervous to attempt more daring ferments with my summer harvest now finishing up from my garden. Then a few weeks ago I found myself pulling a pile of hot peppers from the plants, which my husband added to our normal selection with no idea they would take off so well!… 

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Weekly Recap – June 20th Edition

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

How to Make Fermented Vegetable Juice

vegetable juice

In many countries, fermented vegetable juices are commonly sold in grocery stores and enjoyed regularly by many, usually as a health tonic, but sometimes just because they are tasty. Fermented vegetable juice is made by placing a small amount of vegetables in a larger amount of liquid, fermenting, then straining out the solids. Beet kvass… 

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Soothing Lavender Facials

finished diy soap

During the spring and summer I work outside a lot. And despite being careful, I almost always end up getting a little pink at least once or twice a year. As a ginger, I take sunburn seriously, and I want to soothe and help my skin heal as quickly as possible. That’s where these lovely… 

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Long-fermented Sourdough Biscuits


These biscuits are just a bit different than the usual baking powder biscuits in flavor and texture, but close enough that you’ll be reminiscing about sweet tea and the smell of magnolias over your steaming biscuits topped with butter.