The Best Techniques for Preserving Food at Home

    There are pros and cons to each of the two methods of fermenting foods at home. You may try more than one recipe before you settle on a particular one that suits your taste. There are a variety of foods you may want to preserve, including vegetables, condiments, chutneys, dairy and fish. The

Read more 

How Fermentation Works

    Fermentation contributes to the preservation of foods by using key ingredients – sea salt, lack of oxygen and cool temperature – to protect the food so that it doesn’t spoil. Rather, it ferments so that it preserves the foods and the nutrients they contain, making them healthier for you to consume. The three

Read more 

Introduction to Cultured Foods

    In the modern society of today, there is a growing proportion of the population that suffers from “damaged gut flora” because they’ve been exposed to repeated doses of antibiotics. Women are taking contraceptive pills which damage the gut flora in a profound way – and, we’re all susceptible to the damage from taking

Read more 

Kefir 101

    You may have heard about kefir and even seen it in the supermarket, but what is this food and how can it benefit you? You may be surprised to find how beneficial this fermented food is. Kefir is similar to yogurt in that it’s a fermented dairy product. However, it does have some

Read more 

Cultured Food for Life: How to Make and Serve Delicious Probiotic Foods for Better Health and Wellness

    Review: Cultured Food for Life: How to Make and Serve Delicious Probiotic Foods for Better Health and Wellness by Donna Schwenk   Introduction It took a difficult pregnancy and declining health to provide the wake-up call to author Donna Schwenk. During her pregnancy she developed severe preeclampsia, her liver was failing and she develops

Read more