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Pickled Asparagus Spears = Umami Times TEN!

Right around this time last summer, we discovered the joys of pickled asparagus, thanks to Marisa McLellan's lovely book, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. We'd made a quick tri…

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Yes, You Can (And Should!) Reuse Pickle Juice

  Tossing out pickle juice is always a little sad -- all that flavor, all that hard work down the drain! Sure, you can reuse pickle juice for your next pickling project, but there are plenty o…

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5 Regrettable Food Trends of 2012

'Tis the time of the year where journalists look back at the months that has passed us by, as well as forward at the year quickly approaching, and make observations, judgments and predictions on every…

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Pickled Green Tomatoes

I used to really like chipmunks. Then I started gardening... As I became a repeat victim of their destructive, seemingly pointless digging and their casual, heart-breaking habit of taking bites out of…

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27 Foods to Make from Scratch (Slideshow)

  There are so many reasons to make food from scratch -- the cost, the taste, the lack of preservatives to name a few. When it comes down to it though, successfully tackling DIY food projects …

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Garden Giving You Cucumbers? Make Quick Pickles!

This is the time of year when my mom would pull out my grandmaís recipe and make a big crock of mustard pickles from the abundance of cucumbers at our farmerís market. Pickle-making was a pretty major…

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Fermenting Vegetables at Home

Last week I wrote about the benefits of including fermented foods in your daily diet. You can serve a small amount of pickle, sauerkraut, or Kimchi with each meal and that little bit goes a long way i…

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Quick Crock Pickles

It's definitely that time of year, when the piles of irresistible produce purchased from the greenmarket start piling up on the counter and in the crisper. I, for one, get greedy remembering the barre…

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