So far, we've been showing you kombucha and various vegetable ferments. Now it's time to play with dairy! Like vegetables, dairy has been consumed and fermented in most cultures for centuries. This week's video shows you how to start basic milk kefir. Milk kefir is sort of like a thin, drinkable yogurt, but has way more healthy belly bugs in it than yogurt. Yogurt traditionally only has bacteria contributing to the fermentation, whereas milk kefir, like kombucha, has bacteria
The next video is up on our YouTube channel! This week's Fermentation Basics video is a quick and easy favorite, lacto-fermented carrots. This simple recipe easily turns into "dilly carrots", so if you've caught us at a live event you have probably had a sample or 3. If you have seen us live and haven't gotten around to starting yet, or have never seen the demo, now's your chance! You can basically use this to apply to almost any firm vegetable. Have a look, then get in the k
Maybe you've never fermented anything before, or maybe you tried and it was... let's say "less than you hoped". Even if you feel pretty confident in your skills, this is probably our favorite starter ferment. It's been made as far back as at least the 4th century BC so it clearly doesn't require fancy equipment and its easy to make. It has been extensively studied for its properties and benefits! For the cost of a little cabbage and some good salt (see our basics here if you
Lyndsay discovered this recipe on Cultures for Health's website and it has quickly become a favorite of ours! We were sharing this with many of you at this year's Take Back Your Health conference and it seems you love it, too. Below is an adaptation of the Cultures for Health recipe and a link to a video demonstration. First, I'd like to point out that there are added health benefits when you choose powerful foods and seasonings to ferment. Cauliflower is an excellent source
You asked for it! We've finally gotten in front of the camera. This is the first of a whole series of Home Fermentation Basics. We will be releasing EIGHT videos ALL FOR FREE, just because we love you and want you to ferment at home.
This video answers the question, "What do I need to get started?". As Lyndsay mentions in the video, many people are intimidated by the thought of gathering weird tools and equipment needed for fermentation. There are plenty of neat things you