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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Weekly Cultured Gathering: March 22

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Take a look at this week’s links and see some of the comments and discussion from last week.  Topics of discussion include getting started on sauerkraut (and some encouragement to), salsa, and some gluten-free info.

What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Crème Fraiche Starter & 2 New Gluten-free Recipes

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in. This week you can save 20% on Crème Fraiche Starter and enjoy 2 new gluten-free recipes!

Fermented Food for Chickens

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We have been keeping chickens for about a 2.5 years now, so we are quite new to the chicken scene. They are a wonderful addition to our little homestead and have been fairly easy to take care of. Plus, they provide us with a small clutch of eggs most days. Since I’m forever experimenting with… 

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Cultured Waldorf Salad

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The Waldorf salad is a lovely combination of sweet, savory, and rich ingredients. Using kefir and sour cream, as in this recipe, it comes alive with the tang and probiotics one finds in cultured dairy.