Brine-pickled Beets with Ginger and Orange

Fermented beets, dank and earthy and sour, number among my favorite ferments of vegetable.  While I will always love the fetid odor of a true sauerkraut, the clean and salty … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Ketchup for Real Food Lovers

Homemade ketchup – it sounds complicated as though you’d spend all day in the kitchen pounding your way through vats of tomatoes and slowly simmering them away in kettles on a … [Read more...]


brine pickled garlic scapes

Brine-pickled garlic scapes, a near-perfect example of waste-not, want-not thinking, makes excellent use of a seemingly obscure food – one cherished only by gardeners and only the … [Read more...]

keep the bounty: week #2

It’s week #2 of the Keep the Harvest Challenge at Nourished Kitchen and we’re working our way through August by ditching our canners, and brushing up on old-world, traditional … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Homemade Horseradish

Homemade horseradish found its way to our table this week, and it's hot - painfully hot, pleasurably hot, perfectly hot. When fresh horseradish root appears at market, which is … [Read more...]

Real Food Challenge: Week 3 & Week 2 Re-cap

We're half-way finished with the challenge: you've tackled the pantry, stocked up on wholesome food, learned to properly prepare grains and wholesome fats and even started to … [Read more...]

Probiotic Apple & Beetroot Relish

Beetroot relish - savory, sweet and spiced with with cloves and star anise - nuzzles its way onto our supper plates every winter.  A near-perfect side to pan-fried pork chops … [Read more...]

10 New Year’s Resolutions That’ll Do You Good

1. Give up refined foods: sugars, oils and flours. The single most effective thing you can do for your health in the new year is simple: remove all refined foods from your … [Read more...]

milk kefir

Milk Kefir: What It Is and How to Brew It

Milk kefir is, to put it lightly, an acquired taste.   Sour and pungent, milk kefir is a cultured dairy food originally from the Caucuses - the region where Europe meets Asia.   … [Read more...]

Light My Fire: Pickled Jalapenos

Explosively hot, these pickled jalapenos will knock you out.   Bring a fire extinguisher to the dinner table when you serve these. Seriously, these pickled jalapenos are most … [Read more...]