When is whey necessary for a successful lacto-ferment? Why do people call something “lacto” fermented if it doesn’t contain any dairy? This article answers your questions about whey, dairy starters, and their relationship to lacto-fermentation.
Archives for July 2017
Stream Of Consciousness Frittata
It’s not really a recipe. More like a technique everyone should know, and me talking to my food.
Productive Home Weekly Report: 7/22/17
Reusing Pickle Brine – How To Safely Get Double Duty From Your Pickles
When it’s safe to reuse pickle brine – and when it isn’t. Plus a zillion ideas for how to use that tasty leftover brine once all the pickles are eaten.
Dark Cherry and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This easy ice cream recipe is chock full of sweet dark cherries and mini chocolate chips.
The Drifter Cucumber and Basil Cocktail
This might be the most delicious thing I’ve sipped in a good long while. It’s a kissing cousin to the Basil Bliss, but the addition of fresh, juicy cucumber takes everything in a more refreshing direction. While the cucumber strip garnish isn’t necessary, it’s easy to do and really helps make this drink visually impressive. Try…
Productive Home Weekly Report: 7/15/17
Cherry Salsa with Tequila and Cilantro
Fresh dark sweet cherries pair up with red onion, lime juice, cilantro and a glug of tequila for an easy but delicious and versatile salsa. A savory way to preserve our brief cherry season.
6 Simple Tricks To Make Canning Easier
Six of my absolute best tricks to make my canning simpler, easier and more efficient – without sacrificing safety!
Productive Home Weekly Report: 7/8/17
5 Things Friday: 7/7/17
This week’s Five Things Friday randomness: best tool for cherry season, greening the desert, my favorite place to sit, iceberg lassoing, and more.
July Gardening Chores For The Pacific Northwest
Everything the Pacific Northwest edible gardener needs to know and do in July. Includes free, downloadable Garden To Do checklist.