Fermented Kumquats

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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

Fermenting Fruits and Vegetables – Chicagoland

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Lacto-fermentation is an ancient preservation method that greatly increases the vitamins in vegetables and other foods, and also makes the minerals more available. The food is preserved for a long time by the lactic acid produced during the fermentation process. Many fruits, vegetables and dairy products can be fermented. Fermeted foods are bursting with enzymes and ‘good’ bacteria and are very beneficial for … Read More

Healthy Soda Alternatives – Chicagoland

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Are you looking for healthy ways to quit the soda habit? I will demonstrate several different recipes for making healthy, probiotic-rich, fizzy drinks that your whole family will enjoy! Recipes include: kombucha, water kefir, ginger bug, lacto-fermented soda and more! I will have plenty for you to taste and will show you how easy it is to make these in your … Read More

Fermented Eggs

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers37 Comments

Yes,  fermented eggs.  You may think, is that even possible?  Yes!!!  It IS possible and they are fantastic.  I have had pickled eggs before which are delicious.  I had an abundance of chicken eggs last week and thought I would go ahead and pickle them.  But then I thought, why not ferment them??  We love eggs and we love fermented … Read More

Lacto-fermented Berries Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Breakfast, Desserts, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes90 Comments

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Adding fermented foods to your diet has many benefits.  Fermented foods have increased vitamins and enzymes, are easier to digest, increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut and can help your immune system.  What a great way to keep healthy this winter!!! Culturing your own fruits and vegetables at home is a very cost effective way of getting … Read More

Fermented Mushrooms

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes32 Comments

So, I am not necessarily bored with the ferments that I have in my fridge.  But, I did realize that I always ferment the SAME THINGS.  Again and again.  Simply because we have our favorites.  When I was at the store the other day, this beautiful carton of mushrooms caught my eye.  They even spoke to me.  “Ferment us!”  I … Read More

Fermented Beets

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes12 Comments

It is no mystery that Oh Lardy loves fermented foods.  In fact, I have shared many times that my kids really enjoy the dilly carrots.  They seem to disappear from the jar faster than I put them in there! Either, I just really love beets or I needed to ferment something new.  Whatever it was resulted in fermented beets.  It’s … Read More

Nicely making whey

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Tips27 Comments

It is no secret that Tamara and I love to ferment foods.  If you take a look through our recipes, it shouldn’t take long to stumble across a fermented food or two!  In fact, Oh Lardy has presented a series on fermented foods.  We love the stuff!  You may notice that we mention the use of whey, or some other … Read More

Making Cultured Butter…it’s so easy!!!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Real Food12 Comments

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Last week, I made several different versions of cultured sour cream.  This is essentially sour cream that has been naturally soured…by using good bacteria to eat the sugars in the cream to create a wonderfully probiotic-rich, enzyme-filled, nourishing sour cream. This week, I decided to take some of that sour cream and turn it into cultured butter! Why cultured butter? … Read More

Homemade Sour Cream Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Real Food75 Comments

I have been interested in fermenting foods for several years now.  However, culturing my own dairy always made me nervous.  I have no idea why, but I can have numerous jars going of kraut, dilly carrots, pickles, berries, chutney but I was timid to start to experiment with dairy. Does the topic of fermenting baffle you?  We created a Fermenting … Read More

Homemade Orange Jello – With a Probiotic Surprise

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Desserts, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers10 Comments

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Last week, I posted my recipe for fermented orange juice, a great way to get probiotics, enzymes and vitamins into your diet.  Plus it is super delicious, even for kids! Over the weekend, I came across a post on probiotic-infused lemonade jello by Mommypotamus.  She had been inspired by Food Renegade’s lacto-fermented lemonade (which is delicious, by the way, especially in … Read More

Fermented Orange Juice – an Orangina-type beverage

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes89 Comments

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Growing up I moved around quite a bit (well, actually, a lot…13 schools in 12 years!), mostly between California and New Jersey…two completely different places with very different food cultures. One of my biggest food memories of living in New Jersey (besides the amazing NY style pizza!) was going to our local bagel shop and getting a toasted plain bagel … Read More