The watermelon rind pickles are happily fermenting away, and we’ve been enjoying the refreshing coolness of the watermelon flesh right out of the refrigerator. But when fresh fruit is around, it almost always works its way into water kefir, and watermelon is no exception!Continue reading “Kefir Madness: Waste-Free Watermelon”
Seeing a shelf full of ferments-in-progress never fails to brighten my day: the colors, the sense of accomplishment, and the anticipation of enjoying the fruits of my labor all play a part. Today, I gaze at the lovely jars of watermelon rind pickles just beginning their transformation and smile.Continue reading “Farm Ferments: No Waste Watermelon Rind “Pickles””
It’s been a while since we posted about the delights of beef tongue. Yes, lengua tacos are nice, but tongue can be the basis for other toothsome dishes…like this super simple rice bowl.Continue reading “Clean Eating: Tender And Terrific Tongue”
I’m a big kimchi fan, but I usually make kkakdugi. When I recently had the opportunity to acquire Napa cabbage for a big discount, I jumped on it – and made baechu kimchi!Continue reading “Frugal Ferments: Napa Cabbage (Baechu) Kimchi”
Spring is the time of growth and renewal, as evidenced by the transformation of the farm landscape from austerity to verdancy. I’d read over the winter that it was easy to regrow a number of different common vegetables, so after I used green onions in kimchi, I decided to try my hand at regrowing the (root) ends that I’d cut off. Based on the green I see, it looks like it really does work!Continue reading “Growing Things: Regrowing Green Onions”
When you find a 3.5 pound bag of Bok Choy leaves on clearance for $.99, you snatch it up, right? Right. And then you decide whether to sauté it (delicious!!) or ferment it. This time, I opted for the latter.Continue reading “Frugal Ferments: Bok Choy Kimchi”
I’ll confess: I could probably be considered a “Pothead”…an Instant Pot-head, that is! After getting my first one back in July, I have since acquired 2 more, and am pressure cooking on a nearly daily basis. Why? Because it makes short work of tasks that used to take much longer, like making bone broth.