Category Archives: Food

Collard Kraut and Other Fermenting

This is the time of year I typically ferment a lot of vegetables from the garden. The cool fall weather provides good growing conditions for things like cabbage, kohlrabi and radishes, all of which are tasty when fermented. This year … Continue reading

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Greasy Beans, Half-Runners and Other Bean Talk

The last few years I’ve become fascinated with growing various types of heirloom pole beans. Many have interesting descriptive names like “greasy beans”, “cornfield beans” and “half-runners”. It was confusing to me at first, but I managed to learn the … Continue reading

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Homemade Kimchi, Two Ways

The ingredients that follow are for the seasoning paste, and should make enough for a quart jar of kimchi. You can scale it up or down as needed, and I often double or triple it to make more than one … Continue reading

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Homemade Kombucha Experiments

It’s hard to believe, but I have been making homemade kombucha for over a year now. It’s actually pretty easy to make your own, and it only takes a few minutes of active time each week. It also only costs … Continue reading

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2017 Garlic Harvest Review

The garlic is all in now, cured and cleaned up and weighed. I had thought earlier that the size of the bulbs seemed a bit smaller than last year, based on the first ones I dug. As it turns out … Continue reading

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