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?
Making your own hot sauce is a great way to control the heat-flavor balance. Some people use hot sauce just for the burn, others like the flavor certain peppers can bring to a dish. Either way, fermenting your own is economical and very rewarding.
By making your hummus, you control what goes in and can reduce your intake of preservatives. Making small, healthier substitutions like this will go a long way for your health when you consider how often meals are accompanied with condiments.
Last week we posted a delicious recipe for fermented ketchup and this week we're going to be sharing a recipe on Fermented Hummus.
This month we're going to do a series of three fermented condiments on the Masontops blog, starting with ketchup.
Typically condiments are loaded with sugar, preservatives and too much sodium. By making them yourself, you can control what goes in them and add some nutritional value through fermentation. Fermented foods are high in healthy bacteria and will last years if stored properly in your fridge.
Stop! Put the pumpkin down. There is no need to kick your pumpkins to the curb after Halloween. If they're still fresh and whole—and you're not the "pumpkin-pie-from-scratch" type (we don't judge)—it's time to grab a Mason jar and your Masontops fermentation tools.
What's more comforting than warming your body from the inside out on a crisp day? Soup is an excellent way to stay warm while maintaining a balanced diet. It's like the salad of winter! We have found 3 fermented soups that will keep you warm, happy and healthy until spring and beyond. why.