Beet Kvass

Beet kvass is a little known probiotic drink with WONDERFUL benefits for the entire body.  It has its roots in Russia, where for many hundreds of years people have drank beet kvass; it was considered a safer beverage than water, as the fermentation process helped to ensure its purity (when water could often be contaminated with disease).  On top of that, …

Pecan-Glazed Butternut Squash Pudding

One of my favorite garden vegetables is squash.  It's easy to grow, easy to store, easy to cook, and delicious in the fall and can easily last through the winter (if you don't eat them all up too quickly, as we've done 🙂 ).  Squash can be substituted in recipes that call for pumpkin; it …

Fermentation – Simple and Delicious

Photo credit: That Bill Fellow via Visualhunt / CC BY-SA     Before I started fermenting things in my kitchen, I had a very different mental picture when I thought of "fermentation".  I imagined something with a strong sour smell, maybe something putrid, a mad scientist-like character watching something bubbling and brewing and spilling over …