Culturing Vegetables

While it seems cultured foods such as designer kombucha and fermented vegetables are a health food trend, cultured foods have been around as long as people have.  Naturally fermented foods were borne out of necessity: to preserve food in the absence of refrigeration.  Naturally fermented foods, also called cultured foods, result from harnessing naturally occurring…

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Fresh Tinctures for July

Making a herbal tincture is the process of soaking plant material in a menstruum (that is, a solvent) to extract the medicinal components into the said menstruum to use for medicine.  A menstruum can be alcohol, water, vinegar, oil, wine, glycerin, honey, or a combination of any aforementioned. Tinctures are handy because one would need…

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