Fermenting: Easy DIY Sauerkraut

Fermenting: Easy DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage, salt, and a container—that’s all you need to make lacto-fermented sauerkraut. During a recent Community Cooks class held at The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center in Milwaukee, fermentation instructor Julie Toman explained the essentials of fermenting vegetables.

Instructor Julie Toman gets excited when talking about the benefits of fermentation.

Lacto-fermentation is a means of food preservation that’s been around for centuries. Recently, fermented foods, and some beverages, too (think kefir and kombucha), have gained momentum as a health food, largely due to the beneficial …

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A Salute to the Pimento

A Salute to the Pimento

Meet the 2016 Ark of Taste Kit Veggies!

The Wellspring Seedling Sale will be held from 10am to 2pm May 14, 2016.

 

Every year, Slow Food WiSE selects six varieties from an endangered seed catalog, called the Ark of Taste, to package for home gardeners. Growing these heirloom veggies in your garden puts our community one plant closer to protecting rare and delicious flavors.

New to this year’s selection is the Sheepnose Pimento—a pepper that’s primed for cooking, canning, stuffing, and partnering with cheese.

It’s meaty, it’s sweet, and …

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Last Call for Ground Cherries!

There’s a little window that stretches from late September to mid-October that offers the best time for farmers’ market goers. It’s when summer meets fall. Signs for just-picked tomatoes perched next to new varieties of acorn squash; sweet bell peppers mingling with sugar pie pumpkins; honeycrisp apples by the bag are sold next to Brussels sprouts by the stalk. It’s last call for summer, first call for fall.

But as the leaves begin to turn from green to gold along our crisp Packer countryside, let’s not forget about …

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All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

Ground cherries (also known as husk tomatoes) were recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania. Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry is a Polish variety cherished for its unique super sweet taste! They are generally easy to grow.

Ground cherries should start bearing fruit in late July to August and continue until the first frost. If the fruit falls to the ground before they are ripe, don’t worry! Simply gather up the dropped cherries with the husks on and keep them at room temperature …

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Q&A Beaver Dam Pepper

Q&A Beaver Dam Pepper

Oh my pepperazzi has there has been a lot of coverage on the Beaver Dam Pepper this month! The pepper has been discussed on two radio stations, AM1170 WFDL and Wisconsin Public Radio, mentioned in in the news locally and out of state, been the topic of conversation at a Friends of Real Food event, featured in a cooking demonstration at the South Shore Farmers’ Market & Fondy Farmers’ Market, and there’s still more to come!

Here are the answers to some of the questions we have gotten about …

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