Lacto-Fermented Pickles

Spices Used in Kosher Dill Pickles

How to Make Lacto-Fermented Pickles The cucumbers are in season! What to do with so many cucumbers? Planting that extra hill of cukes seemed like a good idea last May. Here’s an idea: make pickles! Or, better yet,  make lacto-fermented pickles! Cucumbers USED TO be fermented to preserve them. The pickles …

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How to Make Fermented Onions

Believe it or not, pickled onions are actually quite delicious. During fermentation, they lose their sharp, acidic character and mellow quite nicely. Make these for use as a salad topping or to stick in sandwiches, or just to nibble on. Check out the video, above.

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Ferment Your Own Homemade Ketchup

I don’t eat a lot of ketchup but when I do it seems way sweeter than it needs to be.  Hmm. Nutritional Label: Serving size: 1 tablespoon. 3.7g of sugar per serving. uh-oh. I usually eat a couple of ounces of the stuff at a time. 2 T / oz …

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Time for Homemade Sauerkraut

I love sauerkraut.  I love it on hot dogs.  I love to cook pork chops in it.  I can get other people to eat it if I make reuben sandwiches and pile on lots of kraut.  But I don’t like the crap from the store.  Sometimes I wonder if that …

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KFC Coleslaw

Here’s a copycat recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken’s coleslaw side dish. 8 cups finely diced cabbage (about 1 head) 1/4 cup diced carrot 2 tablespoons minced onions 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons white …

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