Tag: fermented foods

Sourdough Saturday – Homemade Dumplings

Filed in Real Food by on February 14, 2015 2 Comments
Sourdough Saturday – Homemade Dumplings

Soup topped with homemade dumplings will warm you up on this cold, February day.   Note: This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on my other blog (October 2012). Make Your Own Dumplings When the weather is cold, dim, and damp, I reach for the soup pot. And the only thing […]

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Sourdough Saturday – Buckwheat Crepes

Filed in Real Food by on February 7, 2015 1 Comment
Sourdough Saturday – Buckwheat Crepes

Looking for a quick dinner idea? Buckwheat crepes are basically street food, easily cooked at home! Crepes are easy to make and a good way to turn leftover odds and ends into something a bit more elegant. Perfect for those nights you don’t really feel like cooking, but can’t bear the thought of another pizza […]

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How to Make Homemade Peach and Other Fruit Vinegar

Filed in Real Food by on August 29, 2014 18 Comments
How to Make Homemade Peach and Other Fruit Vinegar

Fermenting your own fruit vinegar from scratch is an easy and fun project. Homemade vinegar is one of those unusual but easy projects that the whole family can get behind. All you really have to do is stir and wait. What could be simpler? I have posted before about making red wine vinegar from scratch, […]

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How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters

Filed in Real Food by on January 13, 2014 7 Comments
How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters

So, you have been experimenting with your own sourdough breads, and have a beautiful starter bubbling away on the counter top or resting peacefully in the refrigerator. But maybe the recipe you have been itching to try calls for a rye starter or a whole wheat starter or a semolina starter or some other specialty […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on December 24, 2013 0 Comments
Chocolate Hazelnut Fruitcake

It might be a little late (the story of my life), but I received a request for this yummy fruitcake recipe and thought I would share with everyone. Although fruitcake improves with age, a little known secret is that fruitcake is also delicious the day it is made. And who made the rule that fruitcake […]

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Homemade Red Wine Vinegar

Filed in Real Food by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Homemade Red Wine Vinegar

Really good red wine vinegar is comparable to balsamic vinegar in taste and versatility. The problem is finding really good red wine vinegar. Have you ever noticed that most of the stuff at the grocery store is not red at all but pink? We don’t buy blush wine when we want red wine, why would […]

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The Preservation Kitchen – Book Review

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
The Preservation Kitchen – Book Review

Are you a food preservation expert looking for a new challenge? If you are ready to branch out and try more creative canning and preserving recipes and methods, The Preservation Kitchen by Paul Virant is the book for you. Full of gorgeous photos and unusual pickles and preserves recipes, The Preservation Kitchen, is a coffee […]

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Kombucha – Part 2 Health Benefits

Filed in Real Food by on February 18, 2013 0 Comments

Kombucha, although gaining in popularity, is still surrounded by mystery to many. There are some enthusiastic advocates who claim that kombucha will solve every problem from acne to world peace. Then there are those who warn that drinking kombucha will make your hair fall out and your fields lie fallow. I exaggerate of course, but […]

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Making Kombucha at Home

Filed in Real Food by on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
Making Kombucha at Home

All of a sudden, kombucha is everywhere. It has gone mainstream, from an obscure, health food specialty item to kombucha bars popping up everywhere. My local grocery store even carries 3 different brands and several different flavors. A trip to Kauai last month, where the local kombucha brew sells for $7.25 per 16 ounce bottle, […]

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