How We Like Our Fermented Vegetables

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Fermented vegetables have a frequent place at our table. We eat them in a host of different ways – from a topping to whatever it happens to be that we’re eating to incorporated in a host of tasty dishes. Given the variety of flavors you can create with fermented vegetables, they can be one of the most versatile items in your kitchen.

But they need to taste good in order to work well as an ingredient or standalone food item. Over the years I’ve found that our family has a preference for certain aspects of fermented vegetables and when these are lacking, we’re not nearly as excited about them.

Here are a few of our prerequisites and how we achieve them.

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Easy Overnight Gluten-free Sourdough Waffles

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If you’re looking for a gluten-free sourdough waffle recipe, this might be the one for you. These gluten-free sourdough waffles are also dairy-free, and so appeal to those multiple food sensitivities. Serve them up for breakfast with cultured butter and a dollop of yogurt (dairy-free, if needed); or freeze them for quick snacks or breakfast… 

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Adjusting My Kombucha Routine for the Warm Summer Months

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From the Editor: Please welcome Julie Feickert, Cultures for Health Founder and Cultured Kitchen Keeper. As a practical matter, the care we give live cultures must adjust as the seasons shift. Of all the cultured foods in my kitchen right now, kombucha is the one I need to make the most adjustments for as the… 

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A Closer Look: Filmjolk Yogurt Starter

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“Of all the mesophilic (can make at room temp) yogurts, this is by far my favorite . Very versatile , great in smoothies, to cook with, as a salad dressing base and makes great yogurt cheese. The subtle cheese-like flavor really gives the flavor more character without being overwhelming or undesirable . So easy to… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: July 26

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This week let’s get things rolling with Lacto-fermented Butternut Squash.  Drop a comment and let us know how your summer fermentation is going!