Are Pickles Bad for High Blood Pressure?

Pickles offer lots of great vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and many other health benefits. However, there is also a lot of salt in pickles, and too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure. Does this mean that pickles cause high blood pressure? Let’s take a look and see. Are Pickles Bad for High Blood Pressure? Nutritional … Read more

Mold or Yeast, How to Tell the Difference

I have six quarts of pickles in my fridge. They are the first pickles I have ever made that are as crisp as store-bought. And the flavor, well, they’re delicious. But every time my son opens the fridge, he says, “Mom, you have mold on your pickles!” Well, do I? Let’s read Kristi’s post to … Read more


As a newbie fermenter, I came across kahm yeast and promptly threw everything out. I wish I knew then what I know now. If you are wondering if your ferment is safe, read on as Colleen explains what it is and what it means. If you’ve done any fermenting, particularly with vegetables and fruits, you’ve probably … Read more