Fermentation

Sustainable Workshop Series!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog, Fermentation | 0 comments

Sustainable Workshop Series!

Join us in Boulder this spring for a 3-part workshop series! Topics will include how to make homemade sauerkraut, how to brew kombucha at home, and how to make hand-crafted herb infused chocolate truffles! Sign up now!

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5 Minute Mayo: Secrets for Perfect Homemade Mayonnaise

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 13 comments

5 Minute Mayo: Secrets for Perfect Homemade Mayonnaise

Making homemade mayonnaise can be a challenging and frustrating process. Learn how to make perfect homemade mayonnaise every time with these tips, tricks, and secrets!

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Milk Kefir: 8 Reasons Homemade is Better than Store-Bought!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation | 5 comments

Milk Kefir: 8 Reasons Homemade is Better than Store-Bought!

A few weeks ago I caved in and purchased a Milk Kefir Starter Kit from Cultures for Health. Let me say that I am so glad I did! After several months of buying quart after quart of store-bought milk kefir, I started to wonder about the benefits of making it from scratch. While I’m generally biased toward homemade processes anyway, my research into the benefits of homemade milk kefir over store-bought has exceeded my expectations. The list continues to grow, but for now, here are my 8 reasons why homemade milk kefir is better than store-bought: 1. You’ll Save Money! A quart of...

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Hard Apple Cider with Wild Yeast

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 4 comments

Hard Apple Cider with Wild Yeast

My first attempt at homemade hard apple cider with wild yeast has been bottled and is ready for consumption! I started this process several months ago with a gallon of store-bought apple juice in a glass jug. I’m pleased to say that my final product is slightly sweet with a mellow, bubbly finish. Hard cider can be made with either wild yeast or the packaged yeast of your choosing. If you’d like to ensure that your final product is reproducible, go with packaged yeast. I recommend using a champagne yeast like this one! Catching Wild Yeast If you are up for a bit of an adventure,...

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Probiotic Pickles: A Fermented Year-Round Recipe

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 25 comments

Probiotic Pickles: A Fermented Year-Round Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a lacto-fermented half sour pickle! They are crisp, crunchy, and refreshing with just the right amount of tang! Plus they pack a hefty probiotic punch! It’s a win-win.

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Matsoni: Why Mesophilic Yogurt is the Easiest to Make

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 12 comments

Matsoni: Why Mesophilic Yogurt is the Easiest to Make

Matsoni is one of many heirloom-variety mesophilic yogurt cultures available today. It is valued for its ability to turn milk into yogurt at room temperature without any fancy equipment. Furthermore, you can reuse the same culture for weeks, months, or even years!

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Brewing Dandelion Wine & Eating Dandelions

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 4 comments

Brewing Dandelion Wine & Eating Dandelions

The dandelion is special in that all of its parts are edible: leaves, flowers, and roots! Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the dandelion could easily be considered a super-food! Learn how to brew dandelion wine and several different ways to prepare and eat this nutrient-dense plant!

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Homemade Vanilla Extract & 10 Ways to Use It

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 13 comments

Homemade Vanilla Extract & 10 Ways to Use It

Making homemade vanilla extract is simple and very cost-effective. Learn about all the delicious ways you can use your homemade extract.

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