Mastering the Art of Artisan Sourdough Bread

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Learn to make your own sourdough bread at home. From creating and maintaining a starter to baking a beautiful artisan loaf, we’ve got every step covered. Don’t let wild yeast scare you! Our handy guide will walk you through step by step, and answer everything you need to know. Read more on Foodal now!

Homemade Lacto-Fermented Garlic Dill Pickles

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When you’ve got garlicky dill pickles on the brain, nothing satisfies like a homemade batch of briny cukes. These naturally fermented pickles are brought to life with an old-school combination of salt and water, and their pungent, sour tang is as addictive as it gets. Read more now to get your fermentation fix.

Homemade Quick-Pickled Beets and Turnips

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When your plate is lacking a punch, look no further than these pickled veggies. The turnips take on a vibrant rosy hue from the beets, and everything gets a salty kick from the brine and a hint of spice from the chili. Read more now to add this recipe to your list of tangy must-have condiments for the table.

Making Shrubs and Drinking Vinegars: Tasty Cocktails and Healthy Mocktails

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Shrubs and drinking vinegars – what are they? For starters, they’re a refreshing and healthy mix of fruits fermented with sour vinegar. Trendy today in juice and cocktail bars, you can make your very own at home. Add them to your favorite alcoholic beverage, or craft your very own healthy mocktails! Learn their health benefits and how to make them, right here at Foodal.

Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

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Ever wonder what to do with all those tons of zucchinis even tiny gardens produce? One way to be creative: make them into pickles. Learn to make them here.

Lacto-Fermented Salsa Recipe: Ferment In Your Own Kitchen!

Lacto-Fermented Salsa

Lacto-fermentation is the natural process whereby the starches and sugars in vegetables and fruit convert to lactic acid through the presence of a friendly lactic-acid producing bacteria. It’s been used for centuries, since far before the advent of refrigerators and freezers came along to preserve produce shelf life. Learn how to make your own salsa with this method now!