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
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
How to Make Beef Jerky
A year ago, my husband and I purchased half of a cow to feed our growing family. I was able to speak with the butcher and customize all of our cuts. It was really cool. Anyway, when she got to the round roasts, our least favorite cut, I asked her to just ground them up for ground beef. She reminded … Read More
Nicely making whey
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
How to use a Fermenting Crock – An Update!
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on how to use a fermenting crock. In case you have been wondering how things are going, its your lucky day!! I was a good girl and followed the instructions to not even peek for two weeks. I waited very patiently and on Saturday I finally got to look AND taste! When I … Read More
Fermented Jalapeño Rings
This is going to be a spicy post, my friend! Personally, I don’t like things REALLY spicy. I like a little bit of heat, but nothing that sends me looking for a tall glass of milk. My husband, on the other hand, LOVES spicy! If he doesn’t start sweating, it isn’t spicy enough. In an effort to get my family … Read More
How to Use a Fermenting Crock
I received this Fermenting Crock from my husband for Christmas and I am so excited!! Up until this weekend, I have only ever used mason jars for my ferments. On Saturday morning, the kids and I headed to the Farmer’s Market and I brought home 5 pounds of cabbage (among other things) to make a sauerkraut! But, before I get … Read More
Ditch the store bought Mayo!
If you happen to be a newbie in the Real Foods arena, one of the simplest things you can do is to make your own condiments. Personally, I started with Mayonnaise. By mastering the basics (homemade broth, dressings, sauces, marinades, condiments, etc) you set a great foundation from which to build your healthy kitchen. When I cleaned out our kitchen … Read More
Homemade Bone Broth – A Lost Art
In Traditional Societies all around the world, bone broth was a common kitchen staple not only because cultures wanted to use every bit of an animal, but also because broths are a nutritional powerhouse, full of minerals and micronutrients essential for good health. These days, when people think of broth, they think of the carton on the shelf at the … Read More
Dilly Carrots – How to Make Pickled Carrots
I just love pickled foods. So does my family. Pickles, in particular. My kids would eat an entire jar of pickles if I let them. There is just something magical about the combination of salt, dill, and garlic.
How to Can Tomatoes – Our Guide to Canning Tomatoes
Summer is almost over and sadly, garden fresh tomatoes are coming to an end (at least in Chicago)! To preserve your bounty, waterbath canning is an easy way to go! I like to can some of my summer produce because I can keep it either in my pantry or a shelf in my basement until ready to use. It doesn’t … Read More
Tomato-palooza: Preserving 45 pounds of summer tomatoes
This summer has been a wonderful one for tomatoes, at least in Chicago. With the very hot and dry weather, the tomatoes seem to be growing like crazy! I have been eating tomatoes for almost every meal! Don’t you just love garden fresh summer tomatoes? Hopefully these recipes will give you some ideas on how to preserve your summer crop! … Read More