What's a ginger bug? A charming name for a collection of bacteria and yeasts that colonize a bowl of sweetened ginger left on the counter for a few days. Easy to make, and easy to tailor the intensity of the ginger. Aka ginger beer, it's delicious!
Spice up your meals with a fruit fermentation experiment! Fermented fruit chutney is fun, easy, and ferments in just 2 days. You can use nearly any fruit in season, and mix up the spices to create your own recipe. It'll bring a sparkle to any meal!
Oh, this apricot jam is the easiest. It is the freshest and the finest and the orange sunniest. Eat it with a spoon, or heat it with some brandy and a dash of maple syrup on the stovetop for the world's best topping for vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
When making jams and jellies, the result is only as good as whatever goes into the jar. This is why homemade pectin is a great alternative to commercial pectins - because you know exactly what's going into your final product. And it's easy, enjoy!
Fermented jalapenos pack a punch of pepper power! Many pickled pepper recipes rely on vinegar & water bath canning, but result in much of the flavor & nutritional value cooked out. Fermented jalapeños, though, are truly a value-added food. Enjoy...
The health-enhancing properties of Kombucha are abundant. It's zingy, probiotic taste is beautiful. Today we share the process of making Kombucha with you, so you can experience the delicious, healthy taste at an affordable cost from home. Enjoy....
Pears are a delight in the jar... so pretty through the glass, floating golden in their juices, serene, plump as Buddhas. Here we’ve taken 6lbs of Comice pears, ripe but firm, & canned them with an unexpected, delicious combination of spices. Enjoy!
Many cocktails are bound by a few splashes of bitters. Recent cocktail culture has bitters on every mixologist’s mind, and many bars now have their own house bitters blends. Enjoy learning bitters basics plus an orange bitters recipe in this post!
Limoncello is a traditional digestif of southern Italy, where the lemon trees give an abundance of bright, yellow fruit. This drink concentrates the flavor of those fresh golden fruits, making it the perfect palate cleanser after a rich meal.