Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning

At Fermentools, we believe in education. That is why we review the best books on fermentation for you. For more book reviews, click here. Just as kids today never experienced a world without microwaves, no adult alive today was around before the invention of canning.  When we think of “preserves,” the image of heat-sterilized and sugar-sweetened … Read more

How to Make Traditional Ethiopian Injera Flatbread

A friend of my daughter’s introduced me to Ehtiopian fare. At first, I was a little doubtful. Then, I was hooked. Whenever this gal came to visit, I had to have her cook. Imagine my surprise to see Ashley’s recipe for traditional Ethiopian injera. Whether you want to eat gluten-free, or just long for that spice … Read more

A Tasty Sourdough Bannock Bread Recipe

To me, the fall season is not complete without some sort of fire. Good conversation, flannel, toasty-warm drinks contrasting with a cold snap in the air, and a crackling orange glow over it all? What could be better? Certainly, this mouth-watering pumpkin spice sourdough bannock bread would make it a bonfire to remember. When sitting … Read more

Lacto-Fermented Blueberry Coffee Cake

Fermenting fruit is tricky. But once you have it down, it is a delicious accompaniment to many recipes. Try this blueberry coffee cake with fermented blueberries and you’ll be asking where the nearest u-pick farm is located. Fermenting fruit is quick and easy, but I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my cooking.  Of … Read more

How to Make Fail-Proof Sourdough Pie Crust

 don’t do rolling pins. In fact, I don’t bake much at all, except bread and the occasional brownie. But for all you pie lovers out there, here’s a great fail-proof sourdough pie crust. Combine it with some fermented fruit, and you have a healthy, probiotic-rich dessert. If you’re a sourdough baker, you’re constantly looking for … Read more

Healthy Sourdough Starter

Ever take a ferment, of any kind, out of the fridge and smell a kind of funk? Or taken a sip or taste and wondered what went wrong? If you are unsure if your sourdough starter is safe, this is the post for you. Abigail gives you all the things to look for to determine if … Read more