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Fermented cucumbers are a healthy, probiotic and enzyme rich alternative to store pickles packed in vinegar. When my Australian husband first moved to the United States some years ago after we first got engaged, he commented that Americans must really love pickles. No matter where you go in the United States, deli sandwiches are almost …

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There seems to be a bit of confusion going around about fermented foods and the difference between what you make in your kitchen and the pickled versions that are available on the supermarket shelf. For example, in one of my video lessons, I demonstrate how to make sauerkraut in the traditional manner.  After the shredded cabbage …

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If you are interested in trying your hand at making cheese, ricotta is a great one to start with. The deliciously sweet, creamy ricotta curds are slightly off white in color with a taste and texture a bit reminiscent of cottage cheese though considerably lighter. The great news is that messing up ricotta is just …

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The benefits of fermented foods consumed on a regular basis are many. Consequently, over the past 18 months, 20 of the well over 50 Traditional Cooking how-to videos filmed for this blog specifically address the topic of fermented foods and beverages. I’ve never filmed an overview of this topic for beginners, however. At least until …

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Coconut milk kefir is an absolutely delicious, effervescent drink that adds variety to smoothies and other drinks where milk based kefir might typically be used.  When made with fresh, raw coconut milk, the flavor is simply out of this world.   You will be slow to buy canned coconut milk ever again after tasting this! Raw, …

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Yogurt is a favorite food of many Americans.   It is loaded with probiotics and much easier to digest than plain milk even for those with no milk tolerance issues. As a result, when folks are making the transition to fresh, unpasteurized milk from the farm for the very first time, raw yogurt is a …

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Is there anything quite as satisfying as potatoes with dinner?   I just love all forms of potatoes – baked, fried, mashed, even boiled! This article gives you a delicious recipe plus video how-to for making fermented potatoes to add to your potato making repertoire. Why fermented potatoes? Because, unfortunately, the starch in potatoes is …