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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What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Water Kefir Grains & Some New Recipes

Water Kefir Sale

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.

Why I’m Soaking Grains in Milk Kefir Right Now

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I’m a huge fan of sourdough. In about six weeks I’ll probably start up the New Zealand Rye starter I have sitting on my desk. I’m deliberately putting it off – both for my own sanity and for the viability of that dehydrated starter. I just know that the likelihood of it staying vigorous and… 

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Lacto-fermented Green Beans with Cayenne Peppers and Garlic

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If green beans are coming out of your garden, farmer’s market, or just the grocery store then spice them up.  With some simple fermentation and the addition of cayenne pepper and garlic you’ll have a tasty snack.

My Honey Mustard Kombucha Marinade

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Bonni throws a little of this and a little of that (and Kombucha of course) into a delicious marinade. From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.