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Fermentools Blog

  • Fermented Lemons and Mint

    Lemons, you ask? Can you really ferment a citrus fruit? And with all that salt, will it taste ok? The answer is absolutely YES! Fermented lemons are a traditional food in the Middle East, and are delicious accents for many foods.
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  • Cultured Raw Milk Butter for Your Holiday Table

    I've noticed that sometimes when I melt butter to scramble eggs or to drizzle on my popcorn, that it splatters and pops in the pan as though it has water in it. In this post, Ashley tells why. If you want to find the secrets about butter, and how to make your own cultured raw milk butter at home, keep reading.
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  • A Fermentation Gift Basket for Christmas Gift Giving

    I have folks in my family that always get a gift card for Christmas. I just never know what to buy them. This post came just in the nick of time. If you have that hard-to-buy-for person who would also love fermenting foods, keep reading for Heidi's perfect solution, a Fermentation Gift Basket.
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  • How to Make Grapefruit Water Kefir

    Most carbonated beverages have at least 10 teaspoons of sugar in them. Think about that, the next time you put your 50 cents into a machine! Want an alternative? Water kefir to the rescue! Grapefruit water kefir tastes just like Fresca and you can make it without all the junk. Read on and Mindy will tell you how.
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  • How Does Alcohol Fermentation Work?

    We often take nature for granted—the leaves that drop from trees compost to feed the trees, manure from animals feeds the earth on which it falls, water evaporates from lakes and rivers to create rain which feeds the lakes and rivers, and so forth. We know things work, but we don't necessarily ask why or how. In our series on how fermentation works, Andrew continues with alcoholic fermentation.
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  • Can You Ferment Food in Cold Weather?

    Why, oh why is my sauerkraut not fermenting already? What on earth is the holdup? I gazed in frustration at my beautiful purple sauerkraut sitting on my counter, barely bubbling after a whole week! But wait! It’s Fall here, and it’s a bit chilly in my house. Could the cooler temperatures be at the root of my slow fermentation problem?
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  • Do Fermented Foods Cause Cancer?

    Some research has been floating around the web that shows a connection between fermented foods and esophageal cancer. If you enjoy fermented foods, this can be very disappointing news to hear. There are many health benefits to eating fermented foods. But if they also cause cancer, do we really want to be eating them?
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  • How long does sauerkraut last?

    Admit it, you've had it happen. Just about everyone has lost something at the back of the fridge at some point. With ferments, how do you know if they're still good? How long can a ferment last in the refrigerator? In this post, Ashley discusses the shelf life of fermented foods.
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  • Creative Cranberry Ferments--9 Delicious Ways to Serve Fermented Cranberries

    As much as folks swoon over pumpkin in the fall, I can swoon over cranberry. I cannot wait for those small red powerhouse berries to show up in the produce section of the grocers so I can make cranberry bread, cranberry sauce, and more. More? You've got it in this post. Keep reading for nine delicious way to serve fermented cranberries.
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  • 3 Convincing Reasons to Add Fermented Foods to Your Thanksgiving Meal--and how to serve them

    Ever wonder why, on Thanksgiving day, you can barely keep your eyes open for a football game? Forget visiting with the cousins or playing with the kids in the backyard, you need a nap, and now! That is because our typical Thanksgiving feasts include high fat/high starch foods. Imagine if you could still eat your holiday favorites without the normal side effects? Read on for why adding a few ferments to the buffet will help.
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