FARMcurious Blog

A Recipe And A Giveaway With Karen Solomon

Win a copy of Karen Solomon's new book Asian Pickles! Chock full of recipes from Korea, Japan, China, India, and beyond, this is an awesome addition to any fermenter's library.

As a special treat, we've included a recipe for Paneer Stuffed Pickled Chiles from the book below. If you like what you see, enter to win the whole book! It's free, easy, and bound to be delicious if you win! ;)

Enter HERE!

Posted Monday, November 23, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

FARMcurious is hiring an office assistant

FARMcurious is adding an office assistant to the team! Are you or do you know the right person for the job?

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |

Cooking With Fermented Vegetables

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

DIY Fermenting Weights

A tutorial on creating your own handcrafted, BPA-free fermenting weights from items you can easily find around the kitchen.

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |

Fermented Fingers: The Ultimate Addition to Your Witch's Pantry

Create creepy fermented "ogre fingers" for some ghoulishly probiotic Halloween fun.

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

Cuddle Yogurt: The Yogurt Making Method That Wasn't

Earlier this month, we wrote a brief comment at the end of another blog post about a rumored method of making yogurt called "cuddle yogurt." After many trials, it is with great disappointment that we report to you that cuddling your yogurt culture is not in fact a viable way to make yogurt (womp). While we don't have great yogurt to share at the end of this experiment, we do have a few funny stories and a lot of a yogurt-like substance that more closely resembles buttermilk. As the first hand director of this great experiment, I'd like to walk you through how on earth this simultaneously great and terrible idea came about.

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

Fermented Skincare At Home

We already know about the health benefits of eating ferments, but I recently stumbled upon several articles touting the benefits of putting them on your face! Here is a great recipe for a yogurt mask to make at home!

Posted Wednesday, September 02, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

Crafting Brie & Camembert at Home: Progress Day 2!

We had a great workshop last weekend where we started some beautiful cheeses with the guidance of San Francisco Milk Maid. Follow along with our progress here!

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

Recipe: A Near Perfect Bacon Alternative With Only 3 Ingredients

I could say that this post is especially for all the vegetarians out there, but let's be real – this one is for everyone because it's about bacon.

For most meat eaters, there is no substitute for the texture of the real thing. But I'm here to tell you that we may have found an alternative that scratches the bacon itch so well that even non vegetarians approve: Shiitake Bacon. The best part is it has only three ingredients!

Posted Monday, August 24, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |

Homemade Yogurt: You're Doing it Wrong

One of the best birthday gifts I ever received arrived in a tiny plastic container, unlabeled and mysterious. A friend of mine had been a chef at Google when the infamous food scientist Harold McGee visited and brought along a batch of his homemade yogurt to share with the chefs. I was lucky enough to receive a little bit of this starter and Harold’s special science-based instructions.

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2015 | By Nicole Easterday |