Lacto-Fermented Jalapeno Slices

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I remember distinctly the first time I worked with jalapeno peppers in the kitchen. They were the first hot pepper I had ever worked with, and it showed. I got out my trusty cutting board and chef’s knife and set to chopping.

Thirty minutes later I was hunched over the sink, desperately trying to remove the searing heat from my nose which I’d inadvertently brushed with a finger that had come into contact with the heat of the jalapeno. (Dish soap and coconut oil works wonders for hot pepper burns, by the way.)

Besides jalapeno poppers, there aren’t a lot of great ideas for using up a glut of these green spicy guys. When I came into a couple of bagfuls recently, I decided to do what I usually do with just about every thing I have too much of – I fermented them.

And this time, with no gloves in sight, I donned plastic ziploc bags and promptly removed them when done chopping.

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Bringing My (1.5 year old) Kombucha SCOBY Back to Life

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I had a SCOBY sitting in some old kombucha on my counter top for about a year and a half. I know, that’s crazy, right? Next to that jar sat a jar of fermented squash pickles just as old which I did, in fact, throw to the chickens. But they looked perfectly viable, minus the… 

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Apple Spice Yogurt Bread

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Adding sweet spices and apples to a basic bread transforms it into a treat for brunch or even dessert.

A Cultured Day In My Kitchen

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From the Editor: Please welcome Sarah, CFH Customer Support Rep and Cultured Kitchen-Keeper. We sometimes get asked how we fit all that cultured food into our life. I recently had a very cultured day and decided to share. This is not how everyday goes of course. Most of the cultured food gets made here and… 

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A Closer Look: Cream Cheese Starter

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“The product was just as described and easy to use. I just followed the included instructions and made amazing cream cheese!! I was shocked at how easy it was! I added chives and garlic powder yummy!!!” -Valerie