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Fermenting Basics

Water kefir -- and other fermented drinks

Kombucha -- and other fermented drinks

Milk ferments -- Yogurt and kefir

Kimchi!

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Fermented foods are even good for your bones! Read about it in my guest blog for nurturedbones.com

Kimchi Workshop Preview -- Saturday, January 11, 2020

7519 Salem RD, Falls Church, VA.  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This workshop is a practice of our kimchi workshop presentation, honing timing, etc. at cost. This intimate workshop is limited to 5 participants as we will be in my home dining room. Participants will learn how to make kimchi, taste some dishes that use kimchi as an ingredient, and take home a quart of your own, freshly made kimchi. $10 is the cost for materials and ingredients. Register here.

 

KIMCHI Workshop -- Saturday, March 7, 2020.

100 Bowls of Soup, Herndon. 11a.m.-1 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop you will learn what makes kimchi kimchi, how to make a variety of kimchis, learn recipes that utilize kimchi (and taste a few), and take home your own quart of freshly made kimchi. Recipes and resources provided. Register here.

Fermenting Basics -- Saturday, April 4, 2020

100 Bowls of Soup, Herndon, 11a.m.-1p.m.

Farmer's markets are just beginning and you'll want to take advantage of all that fresh produce. In this hands-on workshop you will get to try a variety of sauerkrauts and create and take home a quart of sauerkraut in a reuseable fermentation kit. PLUS you'll taste other fermented vegetables to set the stage for more fermentation experimentation at home. Recipes and resources provided. Register here.

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Workshop Descriptions

Fermented Drinks: Water Kefir: In this workshop you will learn the principals of drink fermentation to create healthful, naturally refreshing fermented drinks. We'll taste and learn about water kefir (a non-dairy version of the popular dairy drink), pineapple tepache (a Mexican ferment), sima (a Finnish fermented lemonade), and ginger bug soda. Each participant will take home water kefir grains with instructions and additional resources to create these probiotic drinks at home. (This workshop does not include beer or wine).

Fermented Drinks: Kombucha: In this workshop you will learn the principals of drink fermentation to create healthful, naturally refreshing fermented drinks. We'll taste and learn about kombucha, beet kvass (an eastern European health elixir), whey soda, and ginger bug soda. Each participant will take home a kombucha SCOBY with instructions and additional resources to create these probiotic drinks at home. (This workshop does not include beer or wine)

Fermenting Basics: In this hands-on workshop you will get to try a variety of sauerkrauts and create and take home a quart of sauerkraut in a reuseable fermentation kit. PLUS you'll taste other fermented vegetables to set the stage for more fermentation experimentation at home. Food, knives, cutting boards, and take-home fermentation kit are all included. Just bring yourself and an apron if you're so inclined. Recipes and resources provided.

Kimchi: In this hands-on workshop you will learn the history of kimchi, how to make a variety of kimchis, learn recipes that utilize kimchi (and taste a few), and take home your own quart of freshly made kimchi. Recipes and resources provided.

Introduction to Fermentation: A demonstration of how sauerkraut is made and discussion about the benefits of fermented foods. Participants taste a variety of fermented vegetables and sauerkrauts. Examples from past demonstrations have included fermented green beans, fermented cherry tomatoes, and fermented zucchini pickles along with sauerkraut flavors such as lemon ginger and krautchi. Each participant will take home a small sample of freshly made sauerkraut with instructions for fermenting it at home. Recipes and resources will be provided.

If you have a group who may be interested in a private workshop or know of a place that would be suitable, please contact me.

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