With winter’s approach, my thoughts go to ferments, and how particularly satisfying – and beneficial – they are at this time of year. Cool-weather vegetables, such as brassica, lend themselves to making easy and delicious living foods like sauerkraut and kimchi. Why not make some today?Continue reading “Farm Ferments: Brassica’s Biotic Bounty”
Farm Ferments: Kick@ss Kohlrabi Kraut
I think kohlrabi is a misunderstood and underappreciated root vegetable. It’s homely, sure, but under that gnarly-looking exterior is crisp, juicy, and flavorful flesh that puts boring (mainstream) veggies like carrots and potatoes to shame. And it really shines in the probiotic goodness of sauerkraut!
Eat This: Chocolate-Orange Kefir Cake (With Sauerkraut!)
Like chocolate oranges? I sure do – velvety chocolate with a whisper of orange is a divine pairing. How about in a dense, moist cake with the surprise players of milk kefir and sauerkraut?
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Farm Ferments: Probiotic Purple Sauerkraut
Interested in trying to ferment something? Start with sauerkraut. It’s very easy and packed with probiotic goodness (and antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and other nutrients, thanks to the cabbage). Just find a nice – preferably organic to avoid chemical residue – medium cabbage and start fermenting!
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