Thanks to my aunts, I have been learning a lot about different eating & cooking habits. I've bought wheat berries from Azure Standard (along with a lot of spices from Oregon Spice!) and successfully ground my own flour and made whole wheat biscuits and bread. Soooo delicious!
I sought out and found a local dairy farm to get raw milk from. It cost less than what I was paying for organic milk at the grocery store, it's richer, creamier, and more nutritious, too. Another plus? The farmers gave my family a tour so we had a nice homeschool field trip!
I did my first ferment this week and today was tasting day. I was a little scared but oh boy was it good! I used the "Crunchy" Carrot Sticks recipe from the Cooking God's Way Lacto-Fermenting book. I also used their air-lock system. It was very easy! The carrots are still crisp and have a nice garlicky tang to them. They will definitely help satisfy my crunchy cravings and will be a better choice than all those tortilla chips I'm use to snacking on! If you like pickles or green olives... anything pickled.... you'll like these! I may try their green bean recipe next. I am not a fan of... as in I HATE... green beans... but, maybe raw fermented green beans would be good? We'll see!