Oct 18 2013Garlic is such a healthy food it's hard to imagine that there's a way to make it even more beneficial But fermenting garlic does just that by adding probiotics which increase vitamins and improve digestion Making Fermented Garlic First decide on Mince the ginger into small pieces Spread it in a shallow layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and dry it in a 150 F oven stirring occasionally Grind the ginger in an electric grinder to use in baked goods such as ginger snap cookies or gingerbread

How to Make Homemade Preserved Horseradish

Jul 29 2015I always keep a jar of store-bought preserved horseradish in my fridge In a pinch it's a perfectly good product whether I'm whipping up cocktail sauce for poached shrimp or sitting down to a jar of gefilte fish for a light and lovely afternoon snack—and as lovers of gefilte fish we all know it's fantastic with horseradish For the very few of you in this world who don't love

Sep 18 2015This site is all about learning and finding ways to use preserve and enjoy seasonal foods You'll get plenty of practical everyday tips from a Professional Home Economist who enjoys all food in balance and moderation tries to limit the amount of processed foods works to reduce food waste and is always open to questions

Oct 11 2012When you lacto-ferment the garlic in a salt brine the cloves are mellowed and beneficial enzymes and bacteria are added – a win-win! On Buttered Toast Garlic butter and toast are best friends You can toast up a slice of bread butter it generously and sprinkle raw minced garlic on top as a super garlic toast Guacamole

Jul 02 2020Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing strawberries to extend the harvest Freezing fresh strawberries is a great way to preserve this wonderful summer fruit without needing to know any special kitchen skills (like canning) If you have a freezer and a knife you too can learn the best way to freeze strawberries!

Grow Forage Cook Ferment inspires naturally minded people to live with the seasons become more self sufficient and protect their health We offer simple and easy to understand guides and ideas for growing and foraging food and medicine recipes and tutorials for cooking fermenting and preserving the harvest and easy homemade herbal remedies and body care products

6 Simple Food Preservation Methods

One of the best ways to eat a local seasonal diet year-round is to preserve some foods during their most abundant time (just look at what's piled up at the farmer's market) We humans have preserved food for the lean months for eons as a matter of necessity and thus we've invented a wide array of time-tested ways to keep food around

The taste of fresh garlic flavors foods in a way that jarred garlic can't begin to match Unpeeled garlic stores in a cool dark dry well-ventilated location for three to five months says food safety specialist Linda Harris of the University of California-Davis but peeled garlic

The quality of garlic after it is frozen is not quite as good as it is fresh but we find it to be better than the jars of garlic cloves you can buy that are already peeled As a result freezing garlic is a good solution for preserving a case quantity and will be a great convenience to pull from your freezer and add to recipes

Feb 24 2020Blanching is the fastest way to prepare asparagus! You'll basically dunk it in boiling water briefly then dunk it in a bath of cold water Blanching asparagus helps to preserve nutrients and maintain higher quality if you'll be freezing your veggies Step 1: Prep your asparagus by rinsing and breaking the woody bottom inch off of each spear

May 17 2020While onions can be dehydrated or canned it's easiest to preserve your bounty by freezing them Raw onions freeze well and they can be used in any cooked recipe I'm using yellow onions here since that is what was on sale But this technique will work with white onions yellow onions red onions or shallots

Apr 04 2018Select your largest bulbs when saving garlic stock for planting the following year Curing the garlic bulbs properly is crucial to storing garlic for planting If you cure outdoors the bulbs risk sunburn and poorly ventilated areas my facilitate disease and mildew Hanging the bulbs from the stalks in a dark airy space is one of the best methods

Preserving cilantro and its depth of flavor is key! Now here's the happy part You can capture and preserve that fresh cilantro flavor by freezing it The process is quick and simple You just need the freshest cilantro possible some extra olive oil and a blender Finding Fresh Cilantro Consider growing your own in rather large

Jun 17 2012The recipe is from Paul's book: The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles Preserves and Aigre-doux Virant's book is one of two preservation books out now by bona fide chefs the other Tart and Sweet by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler is also excellent (As a side note there is a raft of canning books on the market right now and I would add one

How to Make Garlic Last longer

Find a garlic preserver These containers specially created to maintain the quality of garlic are the best choice to properly preserving it A small ceramic jar with holes will keep the garlic dry and dark but allow some air in to prevent it from drying out

One of the most celebrated ingredients of British springtime the unmistakable flavour of wild garlic makes it popular with chefs and home cooks alike Learn how to source these incredible leaves and then the best ways to cook with wild garlic in the kitchen Wild garlic

The quality of garlic after it is frozen is not quite as good as it is fresh but we find it to be better than the jars of garlic cloves you can buy that are already peeled As a result freezing garlic is a good solution for preserving a case quantity and will be a great convenience to pull from your freezer and add to recipes

Oct 18 2018Preserving herbs is easy and it extends the life of the fresh herbs so you can use them long after you have picked or bought them! I'll show you 3 ways to preserve fresh herbs including freezing herbs and I'll share my recipes for an herb salt blend and herb vinegar You can use the preserved herbs for yourself but they make great DIY food gifts too!

Preserving cilantro and its depth of flavor is key! Now here's the happy part You can capture and preserve that fresh cilantro flavor by freezing it The process is quick and simple You just need the freshest cilantro possible some extra olive oil and a blender Finding Fresh Cilantro Consider growing your own in rather large

Preserving food in oil is an age old tradition and incredibly easy to do all manner of things can be stored this way from tomatoes to lemons peppers to onions Not only does the oil keep the food fresh it also takes on the flavours of the food itself and any herbs and spices you have added so you end up with a double bonanza of preserved

Nov 20 2018Add flavor: Spices herbs and garlic are often added to the pickling mixture to enhance the flavor Dill pickles a common favorite normally include dill seeds and fresh dill weed in the brine To add some spice try sprinkling in red pepper flakes A sweeter dill pickle will require more sugar A garlic dill pickle will need heavy garlic cloves

Mar 29 2011As in they have jars of garlic preserved for over 10 years By your previous explanation we should have all been paralyzed with one taste Maybe you can clarify if they've been preserving in some sort of magical way that's not indicated in your last post Just a side note that my uncle has a jar of garlic about 30 years old

Jan 13 2019The best way to combine the healing benefits of both garlic and honey is to infuse raw honey into crushed garlic Crushing the garlic first allows the natural enzymes to reach their maximum potential Soaking garlic cloves in honey will make the garlic much more palatable and increase the immune boosting power

Sep 05 2013Herb Infused Olive Oil Flavored olive oil is a tasty way to preserve the flavor of your herbs and makes an awesome hostess gift too I made one with rosemary and roasted garlic and one with Serrano peppers and basil You can use them as a simple dip for fresh Italian bread or to add extra flavor when cooking

Aug 30 2012The log technique (so easy and probably the only cooking Good Thing I contributed to "Martha Stewart Living " though my record with gardening ideas was better) is illustrated in this slideshow chives also freeze well this way and when you need some you just slice a disc from one end of the log and return the rest to the bag and freezer