Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?

How many of you wash your self-grown produce thoroughly before eating it? I’ve eaten dirt knowingly. Not a lot of it, and I know it’s weird, but if you grow something organically, is it even bad for you? Answer: No, if you follow the rules. Anyway, I was asked this question so I figured I’d put something on the blog about it. Continue reading Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?

4 of my all-time favorite pickle recipes and videos

On this, the National Day of Pickles here in the U.S.A, I’m celebrating by compiling a list of my favorite recipes! A few are even videos! My current favorite food blog is TheKitchn, and the recipe is fantastic. They LOOK delicious (at right) when they are done, and they are spicy from the red pepper flakes, but oh, with a sandwich.. heaven in a jar. … Continue reading 4 of my all-time favorite pickle recipes and videos

Tomorrow is Tasting Day

History: I fermented cucumbers for the first time. Now it’s tasting time. Well tomorrow is. And I have everything I need – medicine for upset stomach, *etc.*, my phone in case I need a medical evacuation, the list goes on. Everything is set. Altan says to wait 6-7 days from the start of fermentation. I waited 5 because the bubbles stopped (his other symptom of … Continue reading Tomorrow is Tasting Day