Cultured Vegetable Care and Maintenance

cultured vegetable care

Sometimes people regard lacto-fermentation as a very scientifically precise process. Beginners often get stuck on certain details and become frustrated when their batch doesn’t work out just like the steps and pictures. People frequently will ask, “How long will this batch of sauerkraut take to culture at x temperature?” assuming we have a secret mathematical formula. Though there is science involved, the process is not quite so black and white. Hopefully some of these points will help demystify some of the alchemy some people perceive when making cultured vegetables…. 

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Sprouts in My Home


I just love sprouts. I’ve loved sprouts since I was 7 years old, and would steal the whole clam shell of alfalfa out of the fridge, munching on them as an after school snack. At about $4 a container, my mother was not too happy about that. Now, I am able to make sprouts all… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Peppermint Essential Oil

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In the world of essential oils, many people can easily identify the smell of peppermint.  Make your own Peppermint Mouthwash, toothpaste, and more with cool, refreshing Organic Peppermint Essential Oil. Gives skin a clean, fresh feeling when added to homemade soap bases, such as our Cocoa Butter Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base. Try Organic… 

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Weekly Recap – June 13th Edition

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

Remineralizing Toothpaste

diy remineralizing toothpaste

With this recipe, toothpaste goes beyond simply cleaning. While the mineral content of the teeth is largely determined by the mineral content within the body, brushing with added minerals helps to bring these nutrients straight to where they are needed most.