My family loves chips and salsa…like seriously has a problem and can eat a whole bowl! I decided to ferment some fresh salsa to bring all of the benefits of fermented food to our taco nights! I could add some real sour cream, fermented jalapenos, fermented garlic and wow! I have probiotic rich toppings for tacos, burritos, nachos and more. … Read More
How to Make Milk Kefir
Milk Kefir!!! My favorite fermented dairy to make at home. Why? Because it is SO easy. I am not even kidding. I guess most fermenting I do at home is super easy. But when it comes to dairy, I always think about yogurt. And that takes more steps than I am willing to do. At least right now. I … Read More
The Many Benefits of Kefir
I am sure you have seen milk kefir at the store. Maybe you have even wondered what it is. I think the best way to describe it is drinkable yogurt. Most of them are flavored (loaded with sugars no doubt), some plain, but ALL store versions I have found are made with low fat milk. BUT! It isn’t yogurt. It … Read More
Can I just say that these fermented kumquats have been the best little orange surprise?? What that heck is a kumquat anyway? Kumquats are an edible fruit that closely resembles an orange, but is the size of an olive. The fruit can be eaten whole with the peel being slightly sweet and the center being slightly sour. My parents just … Read More
Learn to Ferment in 20 Minutes!
Recently, I recorded a video tutorial on how to ferment fruits and veggies with my friends Amanda and Michael Hinman, owners of Hinman Holistic Health Institute. I love sharing the beauty of fermenting!! Amanda and Michael own a powerful institute, Hinman Holistic Health Institute, where they work with families to help guide them to learn skills to have consistent messages … Read More
Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe with Ginger and Turmeric
I have been wanting to add more ginger and turmeric to my diet because they are both such super powerhouses for nutrition. I often like to juice ginger and turmeric together, freeze in ice cube trays and use as ice cubes in water. This Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe with Ginger and Turmeric is a great way to enjoy those benefits and … Read More
Try This Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe!
Is there anything we don’t ferment here at Oh Lardy? Seriously! Salsa, chutneys, orange juice, carrots, mayo? Well I had a huge batch of hot peppers, mostly cayenne and most jalapenos. I normally just like to ferment them in slices but I came across a tutorial for fermented hot sauce from our friend Jenny at Nourished Kitchen. Peppers are a … Read More
How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home
This is Part Two in my series on kombucha tea. If you missed Part One, you can head over to ‘What is Kombucha…and Why Are People Drinking It?’ Kombucha tea is all the rage right now and you can find this probiotic, health beverage at many grocery stores in the refrigerated section. It is an ancient beverage, a fermented sweet … Read More
What is Kombucha and Why Are People Drinking It?
Do you keep hearing about kombucha tea and wondering what the heck it is? Are you already drinking kombucha and want to learn how to make it at home? We are beginning to see kombucha tea sold in more and more stores. It is a deliciously effervescent, slightly sour beverage that can be flavored with a variety of fruits … Read More
Ginger Bug – Fermented Ginger Bug Soda Recipe
I love making fermented vegetables and fruits. I like to have a variety in my fridge to choose from. Foods like sauerkraut, dilly carrots, fermented berries and more! We also like to have fermented beverages on hand as well. And, I am not talking about beer and wine (well, we like those too!). I am talking about beverages like kombucha … Read More
Homemade Yogurt Recipe!
Homemade Yogurt I think it is fair to say that yogurt is a staple in many homes. I grew up eating it and now I make it for my family. People eat yogurt is not only because it’s delicious, but because it offers the benefit of probiotics. Yogurt contains live cultures (or, ‘probiotics’) that populate the human gut (or intestinal … Read More
How to clean your fermenting crock
Lately I have been having a lot of fermenting fails in my fermenting crock. At first, I figured that it was a bad batch of culture starter. I confirmed this after fermenting some carrots in a mason jar that also failed. So, I tossed the box of starter and started with a fresh box. Problem solved! Nope. Not solved. I … Read More
Frozen Granola Bars with Fermented Bananas
Frozen Granola Bars with Fermented Bananas You know we love sneaking fermented foods into many things! We love eating fermented foods plain. We love everything about fermented foods! We particularly like to ferment fruit so we recently decided to do something new! We fermented BANANAS and added them to a variation of our frozen granola bars! Our friends over at Nature’s Path … Read More
Spicy Fermented Pineapple
Seriously, how GOOD does that sound? Spicy pineapple? Yes, and not only does it sound good, it IS good! I was inspired by a jar of pineapple and chilis that were in vinegar and a sugar syrup. As soon as I saw the pretty jar I knew I had to ferment it! As with all ferments, only a few ingredients … Read More
Fermented Tomatillo Salsa
As our gardens start bursting with their bounties, we find ourselves looking for new and delicious ways to enjoy them. Salsa is one of my favorite ways to enjoy spring and summer veggies! And when I ferment that salsa, EVEN BETTER!! Does the topic of fermenting baffle you? We created a Fermenting eCourse just for you and when you … Read More
Fermented Chicken Feed
You all know how much Oh Lardy loves to ferment foods! If it is a veggie, a fruit, even a juice, we have tried to ferment it. So, it should come as no surprise that I decided to ferment my chicken feed. I mean, why not? Fermenting their food will improve the enzyme content and increase vitamin levels! Fermenting chicken … Read More