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  • What is fermented food
    What is fermented food
    Perhaps we should rephrase this question a little and ask, what are real fermented foods, not what are passed off today as their replacement. Real fermented foods are not vinegar preserved foods that are most commonly produced and sold by the food...
  • Kelly Dearie
    Fermentation fiesta
    Sponsored by the Santa Cruz westside New Leaf Market, this series of three lecture-demos will enlighten (and lighten!) you to the benefits of fermented foods and beverages. These are a staple of many diets around the globe, where it's long...
  • Vegetable fermentation class in Kainaliu
    Vegetable fermentation class in Kainaliu
    "Get Cultured" by learning to ferment your own kimchi and sauerkraut. Vegetable fermentation expert Ryan Peters will lead a class in making your own kimchi and sauerkraut at the CTAHR building across from Aloha Theater in Kainaliu. Easy...
  • Lacto-fermented sauerkraut
    “Real Food Fermentation”: a must for the kitchen shelf
    Kombucha, kefir, and kimchi are delicious examples of the many fermented foods that are appearing in trendy supermarkets nowadays, and they can cost a pretty penny as well. The probiotics they contain are key to good gut health and strong immune...
  • Making the connection between living soils and fermented foods
    Making the connection between living soils and fermented foods
    It's all connected -- the vitality of soils, the quality of our food, and the healthy functioning of our immune systems. And it's intriguing to consider that what could be providing and maintaining that connection is a matrix made up of...
  • Why and how to add fermented foods to your diet
    Why and how to add fermented foods to your diet
    Fermented foods? Sounds like a high school home economics class gone wrong. In reality, however, fermented foods can benefit your health in multiple ways. The reason: They contain healthy bacteria to help you digest your food more easily. A...
  • Hieros gamos the reconciliation of the contraries that exist in you
    Hieros gamos the reconciliation of the contraries that exist in you
    In the Fall the Goddess Hera is a comforting image. Her role was to bring the creative power of her mate into human life. She was passionate-jealous, angry, and loving- and she was the epitome of a supportive companionship, without her there is...
  • carboy
    Keeping it Cool
    In order to consistently create delicious, flavorful beer, home brewers must focus on each and every step of the brewing process, all the way from milling the grain to carbonating the finished product. Temperature of fermentation is one of the...
  • Making pickles the old-fashioned way
    Making pickles the old-fashioned way
    How do you make pickles the old-fashioned way? By fermenting them, of course. Fermen-whu? Fermentation is an amazing process whereby vegetables, fruits, juices, dairy, even, meats become preserved, with increased nutritional value.You've...
  • Fermentation Barrels
    Wine 101: What is fermentation?
    Fermentation is the process whereby sugar found in the juice of grapes crushed to be wine, is converted to ethanol (an alcohol) and carbon dioxide, through the metabolism of yeasts. Yeast is a microorganism that occurs in nature; in some cases,...
  • probiotics
    Probiotics - Healthy for your Gut
    Probiotics are microorganisms found in the gastrointestinal tract that maintain intestinal micro flora balance. Proboitics have been referred to as microorganisms and promote the growth of other microorganisms. Probiotics have certain...
  • Gathering Ingredients
    Blissful banana muffins
    Record breaking cold dampens the spirit and extinguishes motivation. After battling the horror of a frigid, ice-filled commute, food offers much needed comfort. But turning to processed, junk food will only heighten seasonal affective disorder ...