Cranberries Fermented in Honey

Cranberries fermented in honey is a recipe I grabbed then modified off the internet in 2019 when we spent a year experimenting with fermented foods high in natural pre and probiotics. We were specifically searching for some recipes we could add to our diets on a regular basis that were appropriate for our blood type (not sauerkraut). This one is appropriate for all blood types but not a recipe to use if you have any issues with Gout. We loved it so much that this year we made several batches.

Bread-Sourdough French

SOURDOUGH BREAD, FERMENTED   (Makes 2 loaves) YOU WILL NEED for making this Sourdough French bread:  Bowl of water to dip hands/scrapers into Bowls to hold pre-measured flours, salt, water Chef’s knife Cooling Rack Dutch Oven x 2 or Bread pans Gram scale Hand towel to...

Bread–Black Bran Rye Recipe

I’ve been trying for years to make black Russian Rye bread after I fell in love with it at the Three Girls Bakery in Seattle at The Pike Place Market. It’s still not as elastic as I like, but at least this Black Bran Rye Bread is not the latest “Duck sinker” I call it. A Duck sinker bread is one that is fed to the waterfowl and as they eat it they visibly sink deeper and deeper into the lake. Now I know you’re not supposed to do that anymore yet I still make loaves that could sink a duck more often than I’d like. I got this recipe off the back of a Bob’s Red Mill Rye Flour bag. 

Yogurt from Raw Milk

I made a leap in 2015 and started purchasing raw milk from a neighbor’s dairy in an attempt to support their farm. What I didn’t expect is that the phlegm I usually produced drinking homogenizes, pasteurized and ultrapasteurized products never happened! It was like a miracle. After a few months I tried yogurt from raw milk and also raw cheese from her dairy. It was kind of bland but I had read a few books on raw milk and found that it contained natural bacteria that would kill off any bad bacteria.

Mutton-Stewed

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. I’ve heard it. That’s exactly why I don’t tell people what they are eating when I make up a batch and bring it to a community or farm function.
The surprised comments are what I really enjoy though after they dish themselves up and taste it. Then I have to answer a bunch of questions like, “Where do you get mutton?” and “Yum, how is this cooked?” “How come it’s not fatty?” and “I never liked lamb before this.” Then I have to say, “It’s not lamb, it’s mutton” and then have to explain the difference, where to get it, how much it costs and on and on.