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: New Recipes & Weekly Recap

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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.

Getting Back Into Goat Milk Kefir

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Our family has been drinking goat milk, in one form or another, for years now. If you’ve never had fresh goat milk, then you might think it tastes funny. As someone who was skeptical after a lifetime of cow’s milk, trust me when I say that fresh goat milk tastes great. Commercially produced goat milk… 

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Gluten-free Sourdough Hamburger Buns

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

These hamburger buns are a spin-off of a dinner roll recipe, but work really well as the bookends to the perfect burger (or sandwich). Butter them and toast them, once split, for a delicious gluten-free burger.

Strawberry Kombucha Shrub

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From the Editor: Please welcome Sarah, CFH Customer Support Rep and Cultured Kitchen-Keeper. After neglecting some Kombucha for a few extra weeks, I had a large amount of strong vinegar on my hands. I had read about drinking vinegars and decided to give it a try.