We’re in the middle of the most severe drought on record in the state, and while we are expecting (fingers crossed) a wet winter, one El Niño season is unfortunately probably not enough to end it.
While we all seem to be doing a bit to conserve water (Californians used 28% less water this year than last), one well intended trend we’ve noticed amongst our homesteader friends is the choice to abandon their backyard food gardens all together. While we’d all like to think that the most effective way to reduce our water usage is to simply use less of it (intuitive, right?), it may not be quite that simple when it comes to growing food.Posted Monday, December 07, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |
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 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 |
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 |
Create creepy fermented "ogre fingers" for some ghoulishly probiotic Halloween fun.Posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 | By Alycia Lang |
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 |
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 |
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 |