Lacto Fermented Pickles

This recipe describes basic pickle making technique that will work for any vegetable used.  You can mix and match vegetables and spices to suit your taste.  Lacto fermented pickles are a healthy probiotic and we all know that gut health is super important for our all over health!  Besides that they are good! Ingredients: Pickling …

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Growing Hibiscus Roselle and Making Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea is a rosy colored refreshing tea that has reported medicinal benefits as well as tasting great! Hibiscus Roselle is a tropical plant but grows well here in Georgia in our summer heat.  It will not survive the our winters but can be taken inside for winter protection and brought back out when the …

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Sauerkraut

The following recipe is a basic sauerkraut using only cabbage and salt.  You can add a variety of vegetables, fruits and spices to personalize your batches of sauerkraut.  For example, some add beets or apples to this recipe.  Others add dill, caraway or fresh garlic.  You’re only limited by your imagination and your taste buds. …

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Sauerkraut – Queen of the Fall

Fermenting foods is one of the oldest methods of preserving food. Foods that have gone through fermentation are super healthy for your digestion making lots of probiotics, digestive enzymes and nutrients available. This would be a good type of food to add to your diet. Sauerkraut- what does it make you think of? For me …

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Pork Chops, Sauerkraut and Apple

In our family we consider apples to be the perfect companion for pork.  This recipe with pork chops, apple and sauerkraut is a good example. I make my sauerkraut when cabbage is plentiful in the garden and I add caraway seed when I make the kraut so I don’t add more to the recipe.  But …

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