Lacto-fermented Garlic Scapes

Fermenting scapes preserves them for later use, and adds probiotics to your diet. The fermented garlic scapes may used in any way that you would use them raw.

Are you in love with garlic scapes? Me, too! They are great oven-roasted or grilled, in tossed salad, potato salad, or you can even use them to make pesto.

For the uninitiated, scapes are the curly stalks that form a seed head and grow on hardneck garlic varieties. It’s a good idea to remove them to allow all the plant’s energy to form bulbs. Milder than garlic, they are a treat themselves.Continue Reading

Learning and Yearning’s Top 10 Posts on Lacto-Fermentation


LearningAndYearning's top 10 posts on lacto-fermentation will get you started on your fermentation journey. You'll even learn how to make your own airlock!

Lacto-fermentation is a great way to add probiotics to your diet and to help improve your gut health. Once you start this journey, you’ll find that lots and lots of foods can be fermented from meats and dairy, to fruits and veggies.

Learning And Yearning’s Top 10 posts on lacto-fermentation focus on vegetables. The first post below is a great place to start if fermentation is new to you.Continue Reading

Kohlrabi Slaw with Probiotic Options

Kohlrabi Slaw is crisp, refreshing, and mild! A great way to use your garden or CSA produce.

I’m fairly new to kohlrabi. I don’t know what took me so long to start growing this brassica, because I love it!  Kohlrabi reminds me of the stem of broccoli, only crisper, more refreshing, and a bit milder. I used a recent harvest of kohlrabi to make slaw, and based it on It’s a Keeper’s recipe for Broccoli Slaw. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this!

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing with Probiotics

How to Make Honey Mustard Salad Dressing with Probiotic Option

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing (with Probiotics)

Are there any food wars disagreements in your house? We argue about bread and salad dressing. I love olive oil and balsamic vinegar with garlic, salt and pepper. I’d be happy with that as a dressing for the rest of my life. Mike is sick of it, and so he buys dressing that has some questionable ingredients. He’ll buy organic, but soy, canola and carrageenan are not on my list of foods to love and enjoy, organic or not. And it’s very difficult to find salad dressing without these ingredients.Continue Reading