Let’s Get Cultured, Shall We? A Cultured Recipe Round-Up

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You know that here we’re all about culturing…. And in honor of the Kitchen Culturing Package that’s up for grabs as part of the Epic DIY Kitchen Giveaway, I thought why not share my favorite cultured recipes? Here are simple and delicious recipes to get you started. [by Wardee Harmon]

10 Easy Ways to Pack More Fermented Foods in Your Child’s Lunch

10 Easy Ways to Pack More Fermented Foods in Your Child's Lunch | Fermented foods pack a nutritional punch for any meal. But, what to pack and how to provide variety? Here's how to make the most of your child's school lunch with fermented foods -- without adding lots of prep time. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fermented foods pack a nutritional punch for any meal. But, what to pack and how to provide variety? Here’s how to make the most of your child’s school lunch with fermented foods — without adding lots of prep time. [by Kresha Faber]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas (and a note about suet) | GNOWFGLINS.com

After spending far too much time in delightful research, here are my takes on three popular Christmas recipes that feature seasonal or preserved foods commonly found during the Victorian era, as well as links to other favorite foods that deserve a place on any Christmas table, regardless of the period of history. [by Kresha Faber]

Lacto-Fermented Cranberry Sauce

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Through the process of lacto-fermentation, we can turn cranberry sauce into an easily digested, probiotic condiment. Sound good? This recipe for fermented cranberry sauce is very simple to make. It’s delicious alongside any meat or even as a yogurt topping! [by Stacy Karen]

What To Do With Beets (Plus Recipe For Fermented Shredded Beets)

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Beets! When blessed with a harvest of beets (as we were last weekend), you can’t help but say to yourself, “Now what am I going to do with all these?” And of course *some* little people may be thinking, “Oh, NO, it’s time for beets again.” Facing reluctant beet-eaters, your best approach for familial happiness is to prepare beets in multiple ways. You’ll make full use of the harvest, plus get lots of beet nutrition in your diet. In this round-up of nutritious beet recipes, I’m going to begin with a brand-new recipe for fermented shredded beets, and then share other ideas for eating up those nutritious beets!