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Fermented vegetables are a great and tasty way to preserve the summer harvest. Fermentation recipes are basic and flavorful while also adding a healthy does of probiotics to our preserves and meals.
The great thing about learning how to ferment vegetables is that the technique is relatively simple, requiring only water, salt, veggies and time. This simplicity means that it can be repeated and tried with any number of vegetables you enjoy.
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Keep a Notebook of Recipes
Keep track of your recipes and experiments in a notebook. This is the easiest way to repeat success and decide what to change later – do you want to add more spice? ferment for a longer or shorter period of time? Those notes are invaluable and will help you decide on what to do more or less of in the future.
These spicy lacto-fermented beets are easy to make and a great way to support your gut health. They truly offer up a unique, but tasty flavor and pair well on the side of a green salad or snack tray next to a cheese platter.
This easy fermented salsa recipe is a delicious and healthy way to preserve the harvest and add probiotics to your diet. Tangy, fresh tomatoes, paired with veggies and zippy lime, make this fermented salsa the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Mexican dishes, or to eat straight up with chips.
Kathie is a writer, gardener, and teacher living with her soulmate, Jeff, in northwestern Montana. As a fiercely D.I.Y. individual, she is dedicated to living a life made of her own hands as much as possible.