How to Adapt Recipes for One

One of the greatest frustrations my widowed mother faced in the kitchen was cooking for just one person. After raising a large family, she was accustomed to cooking in quantity. She was not alone. Young single people also need to adapt recipes written for the typical household of four to six. Here, Sarah gives some great tips … Read more

Garlic Pepper Green Beans

Green beans are one of my favorite do-it-yourself veggies. They are so easy to plant and grow, it would be silly NOT to grow them. I’ve only been gardening for about five years, and beans are the one vegetable that I can almost always count on thriving wildly, even if my thumb is usually blacker than … Read more

Sourdough English Muffins

Our family loves English muffins. We use them to make breakfast sandwiches (with our own free-ranged eggs) or for a treat with jam during afternoon tea. If you want to learn the skill of sourdough English muffins, Ashley gives step-by-step instructions in this post. Slow fermented sourdough English muffins are so easy to make, you’ll … Read more

16 Fermented Foods for Back to School

Do you have kids going back to school right about now? This post is chock full of ideas for foods you can add to that lunchbox that will bring variety and added nutrition to your child’s day. Packing a lunchbox is one of my least favorite chores. Especially when the food is brought right back … Read more

Why Serve Fermented Foods at Thanksgiving

Ever wonder why, on Thanksgiving day, you can barely keep your eyes open for a football game? Forget visiting with the cousins or playing with the kids in the backyard, you need a nap, and now! That is because our typical Thanksgiving feasts include high fat/high starch foods. Imagine if you could still eat your … Read more

Plain ‘Ole, Basic Sourdough Bread

While I appreciate fancy food on occasion, I don’t consider myself a foodie. Just give me plain ‘ol eating, and I’m happy. That’s what this recipe for sourdough bread is. Just plain and simple. Enjoy! ****************************** Fermentools’ recipe page is full of sourdough recipes. Check out: ******************************** Posted by Michelle In literary traditions, bread is … Read more

Korea Town–A Book Review

Learning the art of fermentation is one thing. Learning how it is done around the world, in other cultures, is something else entirely. Because we believe in education at Fermentools, please read this review to see how the Korean people ferment their foods. KoreaTown Book Reveiw- A Fermented Tour Through Korean American Food Any cookbook … Read more

Fermented Spring Radishes

My son has a farm and sells his produce at the local farmers market. This past week was the first day of market and radishes and a few greens were about all anyone had. If you have radishes coming on, here’s a great idea of what to do with them. One of the first planted, … Read more

Warm Spicy Zucchini Pickles

Personally, I don’t think you can have too many pickles. Though dill pickles are my favorite, I can also appreciate a great bread and butter and a sweet baby gherkin. But pickles don’t have to be made only from cucumbers either. Zucchini makes great pickles. If you’ve had trouble making pickles from zucchini, Ashley has … Read more

Six Amazing Fermented Foods for the Lunchbox

We all love eating homemade fermented goodies. Why not pack them in your child’s school lunchbox? Let’s face it; the school cafeteria doesn’t always serve the healthiest options and the routine cold lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with an apple gets boring. So, here is a list of fermented foods that are … Read more