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    I have a weakness for pickles. It doesn't matter what kind: sweet, sour, dill, garlic, spicy, it doesn't matter to me. Nor am I picky about what vegetables to pickle though I am most partial to cucumbers, the "traditional" pickle, green beans and mushrooms. The only think I demand from a good...
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    I've been on this fermentation kick recently. I just made a batch of Kim Chee, but I also have a large batch of Sauerkraut fermenting away, which, hopefully, will be done in 3 or 4 more weeks, which should give me a chance to get, at least, one more batch fermenting before the end of the local...
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    The first time I really enjoyed beets is when I finally gave in and tried my parents' pickled beets. They were a revelation. I couldn't believe that I had disdained these bright red root vegetables for so long, although I don't think at age 10 I actually used the word disdained. I doubt I even...
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    If you love to prepare food but haven't learned to can yet, now is a great time to begin. Spring is here and with it the arrival of truly fresh fruits and vegetables. With farmers markets popping up everywhere, fresh produce is easier to get than ever. Canning allows you to create your own...
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    But I'm back, and back with a new fermentation recipe. If you've been reading my recipes for awhile you'll know that I love sauerkraut, pickles and all sorts of fermented foods, and thanks to Cheftalk, not long ago I received a fermentation crock, which I have been keeping full. You can find my...
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    The other week, at one of the local farmer's markets I got a really good deal on some red and green jalapenos. I was excited as one of the things I wanted to can this year was a couple of jars of Cowboy Candy-sweet pickled jalapeno slices. These spicy-sweet treats have become quite popular over...
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    I had a craving for pickled mushrooms yesterday. I'm not sure why as I'm not particularly fond of them. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike them. In fact, I am very hard pressed to find a pickled item I don't like, but I don't usually find myself saying, "Boy, what I could really go for right...
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    Thanks to my wife, we once again, belong to a CSA. It has been a couple of years since we last belonged to one and a few winters ago my wife decided it was time we joined another one, and this time she didn't want to pay for it so she decided that she would give up 4 hours a week to help at the...
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