Spiced Pear Mead Recipe

I asked a friend the other day if he had ever tried mead. He had to think about it for a while. "Isn't that what they drink in Game of Thrones?" he finally asked me. Yes. Yes it is. So what is mead? I mean, really... To put it simply, it's wine made from honey.... Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

It might be said that there are a few things that you will find common among most homesteaders. One of those things would certainly be chickens. The other thing would probably be apple cider vinegar. I'll admit that I didn't really start to understand the many benefits of ACV until just over the past couple... Continue Reading →

How to Make A Ginger Bug

I love the name of this ferment! Ginger bug. The name just rolls off the tongue. It's fun, and it will probably make some of your friends wonder if you've been hitting the sauce a little too hard when you start talking about it. But that's quite alright. So what is a ginger bug anyway?... Continue Reading →

How To Ferment Radish

Radishes are a spring staple on our homestead. They're easy to plant and yield in just under 30 days, plus they do well in cool weather. So as soon as the ground is workable, these are usually one of the first veggies I plant. In our house, the first planting of radish is usually consumed... Continue Reading →

How to Make Fermented Spicy Mustard

If you've ever bitten into a freshly grilled brat and thought...man there's something missing. Or assembled a masterpiece of a deli sandwich and were left wanting still a little more taste. Yup. I know exactly how you feel. Enter the perfect mustard. Robust flavor. Tongue tingling spice. Beneficial bacteria that help repair the gut and... Continue Reading →

How to Make Fermented Hot Sauce

There's some good hot sauces out there. But it wasn't until we began fermenting our own peppers and turning them into hot sauce that I realized how much I've been missing out on! I'm seriously a spicy food junkie. But if it's gonna be hot it's gotta have flavor. The intense boost of flavor that... Continue Reading →

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