Posts Tagged ‘wild fermentation’

Earl Grey Kombucha

August 26, 2016

Earl Grey is my new favorite tea for making kombucha. While the tea is just a black tea blend, it’s the addition of bergamot orange oil that makes it especially lovely. Read more ›

Naturally Fermented Lime Ginger Ale

August 25, 2016

Want to try your hand at wild fermentation? Ginger ale soda is an easy first step. Made from freshly grated ginger, lime zest and juice, sugar and water, fermented ginger ale works with wild yeasts and bacterias present on the ginger and in the air. Read more ›

Fermented Dill Pickles

August 23, 2016

I’m a dill pickle girl all the way. My mother’s dill pickles are the #2 thing I can in the house after tomatoes. So imagine my surprise when I found a fermented version that almost rivals my mom’s? Read more ›

Kitchen Sink Sourdough

April 20, 2013

During these last gasps of winter, I’ve been cultivating sourdough starter.  Making sourdough is a comforting, familiar routine for me.  My current sourdough is a frugal, unfussy affair that ferments with just about any kind of starch.  Instead of fretting about a consistent flavor profile, I worked with what was on-hand.  I began with equal parts of spelt flour and water that I left to ferment on my kitchen counter.  Read more ›

Spicy Turnip Kimchi

July 24, 2012

Kimchi is the smelly cheese of the pickle world.  If you’re like me, once you’ve had it few times, the smell becomes appealing, the taste even more so.  I learned to love the funky Korean pickle in college at University of California at Santa Cruz.  My dorm-mate down the hall kept a batch in her mini fridge.  Read more ›