Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
How to build a cider press and harvest apple juice at home.
No cider press? No problem. With just a blender and cheesecloth, anyone can make fresh, cold apple cider in mere minutes.
Root Beer Syrup recipe based on experimentation with several 19th Century American recipes.
Making ginger beer from ginger, sugar, water, and yeast.
The ginger “bug,” which jump-starts the fermentation in this recipe from chef Cortney Burns, Bar Tartine, San Francisco, specifically uses organic ginger because it’s rich in microbes.
If you live in Southern California like me, you know how difficult it is to find unpasteurized apple cider. Here's a quick way to do it yourself at home.
Don't throw your apple scraps away! You can make a super-simple wild yeast cider with them. Just three ingredients will give you a fun science experiment and (practically) free drinks!
Calling all pepper heads! Get the hot sauce you crave (only more flavorful, more customizable and cheaper) with three ingredients and a jar. THE best hot sauce in the world. Patience is the only ingredient that's hard to come by.
Like breakfast? Like beer? Well, then we've gotcha huckleberry right here! Traditional Russian kvass made a bit breakfast-style with maple and cinnamon.
This kombucha is my favorite way to kill a dessert craving.