With wonderful, warm weather either fast-approaching or already in your area, anyone who enjoys fruits and veggies knows that fruit flies are bound to end up in your kitchen at one point or another.
We've had more than our share of kitchen-sharing with unwanted hordes of them, no matter how clean we keep it (I guess that's what we get for having sourdough starter next to our vinegar next to our kombucha next to our fresh fruit shelf...it's like a big, flashing banner!)
However, we've got a solution for the little stinkers that really does work. Check out our Fermentools article for the setup to make the flies go away.
Waffles hold a special place in my heart. I have many memories of my mom whipping up a towering batch of airy, crispy squares-within-squares and piling them high with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and syrup.
Now that I’m a mom, I like making waffles for my family to enjoy as well. After tinkering around, I made up this wholesome recipe for whole-wheat waffles. They come out crispy on the outside, and are hearty enough that they can hold up to a generous topping of fruit. They are also a great way to use up extra starter and kefir when you start getting a little overwhelmed by the productivity of your fermenting kitchen.
Check out my recipe on the Fermentools Blog! And thanks, Mom, for always making waffles. :)
Home fermentation is a multi-faceted blessing in the household. It turns fresh veggies into a deliciously living preserved form, reduces waste (from not buying plastic-wrapped store bought food), and offers many probiotic health benefits. Fermentation also provides an amazing learning opportunity for children as well, with elements that touch self-sufficiency, science, cooking, food responsibility, and, of course, fun! Additionally, getting kids involved with understanding their food is also is a long-term gift to them, equivalent to proverbially “teaching a man to fish.”
So, with all these obvious benefits, what’s the best way to get started? Check out our Fermentools Post for some ideas!
With the recent craze of unicorn-themed food (yes, this is a thing...), it stands to reason that we should be taking a close look at what food colorings are. In particular, artificial food colorings are a cause for concern because, as Andrew explains in our Fermentools post, they can be responsible for a whole host of problems that are anything but "magical."
While getting ready to move, we've taken a serious look at all our possessions and have been weeding out all the things we don't want to have to move. In the process, we checked out our dinnerware and found some surprising information about the potential for lead in our plates! Not a good find.
We want to share our findings with you in this video so that you can check out your own dinnerware and see if lead has been hiding out in your home. It's crazy what you find when you start to look!
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