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Giardinieri of Broccoli Slaw

Watch the video and then gather the ingredients for this quick antipasto: 1 Qt. Recipe 1 pkg. Broccoli Salad mix (figure on 1-1/2 pounds total) 1 TBS. Italian seasoning 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved 1 TBS. olive brine 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 cups brine [1 TBS. sea salt dissolved in 2 cups filtered water]

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Fast Holiday Sauerkraut

Watch the video on our iTunes station Fast Holiday Kraut makes it so because we don't need a knife or cutting board. How can this be? Many supermarkets are now offering pre-washed and shredded cabbage and vegetable mixes for super convenience. For this 1 pint recipe we need: 1-1/2 bags of shredded green or red cabbage 1 tsp. caraway seeds 1-1/2 [...]

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Let’s make Preserved Lemons!

Watch this recipe on our iTunes station or on our in page player below. I make preserved lemons in the Perfect Pickler®. I still have them a year later to add to stews and salad dressings. Pint sized recipe will last for months. The basics are very simple:  Source organic lemons if possible or lemons without wax Soak in water for [...]

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Dill Asparagus

Asparagus season is getting longer in this inter-connected world. I see packages of fresh asparagus at my supermarket in Western New York from spring all the way into late fall. Asparagus is a star ingredient in vegetable fermentation. It rocks with a pickled flavor that marries well with many existing pickle classics - like dill [...]

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Japanese Onions

Watch this recipe on iTunesA Perfect CondimentThinly sliced and fermented Vidalia onions can liven many dishes with a complex sweet, sour, meaty, flavor. I love to add to scrambled eggs, fried rice, or that hidden "wow" in a salad or slaw.I want to show you how to make a pickle that uses secondary fermentation to make [...]

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Asian Pear Slaw

Watch this recipe on iTunes. Use cleaned and pre-cut slaw mix to speed-prep this exotic, crunchy fermented salad. Discover how fruits can mate with veggies to make a sweet and sour salad loaded with fresh enzymes, probiotic bacteria, and deliciousness. Punch it up with a little ginger, and star anise and discover Asian inspired flavors in [...]

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Moroccan Carrots

Watch this video on iTunes: Moroccan Carrots with Orange & Cinnamon - 1 Qt.The sun still shines with these bright pickles—romanced with orange and cinnamon. I converted the traditional North African recipe into a lacto-fermented version with beautiful results. You find this piquant pickle glowing among bountiful dishes at Moroccan banquets. - Recipe by Bill Hettig [...]

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Pickled French Fries

Watch on iTunes video podcast [3.00 min.]Pickled Fries You Heard me…. YES! Fast Food RepurposedLate winter can stir up crazy hankerings. Cabin fever put me into a fermenting funk and led to a venture through my wild and briny pickledom.It ultimately hatched a new category of lacto-pickle: Pickled Fries, and cured [...]

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Fermented Antipasto

Fermented Antipasto  Try Pre-Cut & Washed Veggies  for Time Saving PicklesAntipasto-bilitiesAntipasto is a catchall term from Italian cuisine meaning "before the pasta" or before the main course. It has morphed into a starter course which may have a long or short list of fermented and raw veggies, cured meats, cheeses, baked [...]

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Live Condiments on Cooked Food - Secret of the Elders

Cooked Food Topped with Live Culture Condiments Renatured Pickling - Bringing Cooked Food Back to "Life" While I was teaching a cooking class, a senior-citizen student of Finnish descent mentioned something that was a Eureka! moment for me. Having spent the better half of my adult life as a student of world cuisine and [...]

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