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?
Dr. Feral. Poor, lazy, and paleo in the midwest. Experimenting in the kitchen for health and fun! And dirty dishes are not fun.
The pork belly and sirloin roast I put in to cure are ready. What happened next is... well, not great.
Cured meats are expensive and packed with chemical insanity. My feralized version is cheap and takes maybe five minutes hands-on. (Plus ten days of so of curing.) I'm not sure if it worked yet, but if it doesn't you can learn from my mistakes!
Finally got in my curing salt, so I made some corned beef! As you can see, I was... MOSTLY successful...
Making kombucha is actually ridiculously easy. Here's how I handle my continuous brew system.
Okay, technically, it's gravlax. But it tastes amazing on a bagel, so it's lox to me. It's also so easy a monkey could do it. Theoretically. I actually recommend against using a monkey to make this.
Making awesome yogurt just got about a thousand times easier. This worked for me, try it and let me know how yours turns out!
Stupid easy ranch spice mix. And/or dressing. If you have mayonnaise and sour cream lying around. Which, I mean, I don't see why you wouldn't.
Mayonnaise so luscious you won't know whether to eat it or smear it all over your body. (Just keep that to yourself, though.)
Make yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk, kefir, lassi... ALL OF IT. No heating, one container... Seriously, if you find an easier recipe, you need to tell me.