37 Ferments for Spring

37 Ferments for Spring | I dare you. Scroll though these 37 beautiful ferments crafted from spring produce and tell me your mouth doesn't start watering even just a little bit. Beautiful color, a crunch you can practically feel, and I bet your lips are even puckering (with delight). As if that wasn't enough, fermentation causes an explosion of enzymes, beneficial acids, and probiotics -- all good for the gut and the immune system. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I dare you. Scroll though these 37 beautiful ferments crafted from spring produce and tell me your mouth doesn’t start watering even just a little bit. Beautiful color, a crunch you can practically feel, and I bet your lips are even puckering (with delight). As if that wasn’t enough, fermentation causes an explosion of enzymes, beneficial acids, and probiotics — all good for the gut and the immune system. [by Wardee Harmon]

Fermented Tex-Mex Salsa

Fermented Tex-Mex Salsa | Having lived in Texas all my life, I think it’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about really good Tex-Mex salsa. I’ve spent the last two decades perfecting my salsa recipe, and several years ago, I began lacto-fermenting it. It’s my most-requested recipe! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Having lived in Texas all my life, I think it’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about really good Tex-Mex salsa. I’ve spent the last two decades perfecting my salsa recipe, and several years ago, I began lacto-fermenting it. It’s my most-requested recipe! [by Lindsey Dietz]

3 Variations of the Traditional Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball: 3 Variations | A cheese ball is PERFECT for holiday gatherings. They're easy to serve and keep well, plus they're upbeat and (can be) healthy and appeal to a large crowd. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Throughout the holiday season, I serve cheese balls all the time: they can be made well in advance, they are easy to serve, and they keep well. A cheese ball is upbeat and (can be) healthy, and appeals to a large crowd. I’ve adapted three approaches to the cheese ball. Enjoy! [by Jenny Cazzola]

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnip Strings

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnip Strings | Enter: the lowly parsnip. I just happened to have one last quart of home-rendered, grass-fed beef tallow and several pounds of parsnips on my hands, so I knew just what to do: deep fry them! Serve instead of French fries, add to salads for extra crunch, or eat them alone as a snack. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Enter: the lowly parsnip. I just happened to have one last quart of home-rendered, grass-fed beef tallow and several pounds of parsnips on my hands, so I knew just what to do: deep fry them! Serve instead of French fries, add to salads for extra crunch, or eat them alone as a snack. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Texas Style Salsa

Texas Style Salsa | People throughout the North and South American continents love salsa. Which might be an understatement! Every culture and geographical area has their own way of making it. Being native Texans, we like our salsa slightly chunky and with the bold and spicy flavors of cilantro and jalapeños. | GNOWFGLINS.com

People throughout the North and South American continents love salsa. Which might be an understatement! Every culture and geographical area has their own way of making it. Being native Texans, we like our salsa slightly chunky and with the bold and spicy flavors of cilantro and jalapeños. [by Katie Baldridge]

Rhubarb Salsa

Rhubarb Salsa | GNOWFGLINS.com

Every year at this time my kitchen and freezer overflow with rhubarb-laden goodies: classic rhubarb crisp, rhubarb cookies, rhubarb bread, rhubarb jam, rhubarb marshmallows… My favorite use for rhubarb isn’t a sweet dessert, though — it’s this scrumptious rhubarb salsa. [by Kresha Faber]

Free Video: Homemade Cultured & Flavored Cream Cheese

Learn to make your own homemade flavored cream cheese, and you’ll never buy another tub again. Sure, the grocery store flavors taste good — but these taste fabulous (and are more healthy). Plus, there’s no limit to what flavors you can try! In this video excerpt from the Cultured Dairy & Basic Cheese eCourse, I show you how to make Onion-Chives or Cinnamon-Walnut cream cheese.

Lacto-Fermented Hummus

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Yesterday, I made our family’s traditional hummus — a recipe handed down from my grandmother and namesake, Tata Wardee, to my mother and then to me. However, there was a difference: this time I lacto-fermented it. Yeah, yeah, by now you know that I try to ferment just about everything. :)

Free Video: Kefir/Yogurt Cheese Balls

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In today’s free video and recipe, I show you a traditional Middle Eastern method of preserving yogurt cheese that requires no refrigeration. My grandmother and namesake, Tata Wardee, who has passed away, always had jars full of yogurt cheese balls available to add to our plates at breakfast, lunch and dinner!