Fri, 31 July 2015
On today's show I go over 5 ways to use the summer bounty of peaches many of us have right now. I'll highlight:
I love peaches and often can them as well as just eating from the hand. I hope these ideas inspire you too.
Direct download: 302-Cooking_With_Peaches-The_Favorite_Fruit_of_Summer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT
Wed, 29 July 2015
A few episodes back I suggested the use of probiotic rich foods like sour pickles, kombucha, sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt etc. On today's show I walk you thru the making of a delicatessen classic; the full sour dill pickle. These intoxicating little pickles can be found floating in wood barrels in many delis that appreciate old-world goodness. Sour pickles are made using just water, salt and aromatics and they allow natural bacteria to multiply and produce lactic acid to prevent spoilage. In the process, a rich probiotic is created with a wonderful and unique taste. Simple to make with everyday equipment your journey into lacto fermentation should always incude a stoll down sour pickle lane!
Direct download: 301-Making_Full_Sour_Kosher_Dill_Pickles-Lacto_Fermented.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT
Fri, 24 July 2015
On today's show I celebrate my 300th episode and read a few quick thoughts from listeners. The main topic is the vinaigrette. This is something I want you all to try. It's simple, if you can find lacto juice, delicious and healthy too. It takes 1 minutes to make it and your salads and taste buds will thank you.
Direct download: 300-Lacto_Fermented_Mustard_Chive_Vinaigrette_Wit_Feta_Cheese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT
Mon, 20 July 2015
Today I provide a recap of my trip to The Colorado Rockies to visit with and help nurse Omi (my mother in law) back to health. My goal was to assist her immune system, which is being ravished by anti-biotics that are killing her lung infection, through the use of function foods, probiotics, lacto-fermented beverages, vegetables and dairy products. While I was not able to create any weight gain, I did manage to bring her appetite back and improve her spirits. All in all a great trip even though it was weird NOT having my family with me as usual while visitng Colorado.
Direct download: 299-My_Trip_To_Colorado_To_Care_For_Omi-Im_Back_In_The_Southern_Humidity_now-YUK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT
Tue, 7 July 2015
On today's show I provide instructions so you can make a terrific summertime dish; rosemary & garlic marinated chicken with a berry coulis. This dish can be made with chicken breasts, chicken thighs, (personal favorite) or even pork tenderloin. The marinade leaves a delicious rosemary garlic flavor and the refreshing coulis is the perfect foil and balance to the dish.
Direct download: 298-Grilled_Chicken_w_Rosemary_and_Garlic_and_Blackberry_Coulis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT
Thu, 2 July 2015
On today's show I discuss the salts I keep in my pantry and give tips on how to use them. The proper use of salt is paramount to good cookery and even more important in the crafting of artisan foods of all sorts. I keep the following salts:
-Morton Kosher Salt
-Iodized salt (rarely used)
-Maldon Flakes Salt
-Grey Sea Salt, France
-Himilayan Pink Salt
This episode has been requested many times so I hope it's useful to you.
Direct download: 297-Which_Salt_To_Keep_In_Your_Pantry_and_Tips_On_Using_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT