Salt is the key ingredient to a good ferment. New fermenters often get caught up in the different types, so to help clear the air we've made an overview of the most popular salts to help you choose which is right for you. You can use any iodine-free salt in your ferment, so don't bother buying new salt just to follow a recipe.
Moving into the New Year, many of us have our own personal objectives to become a better, healthier or happier person. For some, those goals include losing weight or eating better in general. Diet and exercise aside, there is one thing everyone should do to improve their health: drink more water.
These 3 detox waters will keep you hydrated, plus offer additional benefits when paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
If you're new to the concept of at-home fermentation, you probably have a lot of questions about what fermentation is and how you're supposed to use your new gift.
We're going to give you a quick run-down to get you on your way to a healthier new you.
The Complete Fermentation Kit is quickly becoming one of our top-selling products. We get a lot of new customers asking us about this kit and what makes it different from some of our other combo packs.
We found an amazing recipe for roasted vegetables, specifically designed for diabetics, that inspired us to make similar combination for a winter ferment.
If you're looking for a special snack, fermented vegetables are a great option with no guilt attached. A little sour and savory, you and your family won't believe they're loaded with vitamins and probiotics as you munch away by the fire.
It would be tough to find something less appetizing than an active SCOBY: jelly, slimy and an off-putting shade of brown, pretty much everything about them screams "don't eat me!" Bake or dehydrate them though, and your left with a rich amber candy delight.
Did you know you can make homemade ginger ale in 8 days or less? Most families have an ample supply of ginger ale on hand during the winter because it helps sooth upset stomachs, is a popular holiday mixer and it's a favorite among kids (thank goodness it's caffeine-free). Here's how to many it yourself!
'Tis the season to get cooking. With dinners, appetizers and charcuterie boards to prepare, you need all the help (and health) you can get. Garlic is a great way to add flavors to dishes and fermenting it only enhances it and adds additional health benefits.
Having one perfectly crafted cocktail, especially a personalized one, is a great icebreaker at parties and adds that element of "special" everyone craves. The key to making a good drink isn't just in the mixings, but the garnishes too.
Here's a list of our favorite fermented garnishes: what's yours?