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How to Ferment Lemons in 9 Easy Steps (Plus Two Different Recipes: Mediterranean & Garlic Pepper)

I have become addicted to fermenting foods--ALL the foods! So when I was gifted with about a million lemons about a month ago, I had to find some great ways to use them!  Of course, I turned to fermentation, which is a way to preserve your food so it lasts longer while (magic of all magics)---supplies probiotic goodness to your body!  I'm a fan of fermentation because you have two great things going on at the same time: preservation AND raw health benefits and probiotics in your food to serve your body. Here's how to ferment lemons!

Survival Food to Forage: Lambsquarters

What IS that plant???  All last summer, I had this plant I thought was probably just a "weed" growing crazily in my yard! I was ready to rip them all out, but I decided to wait.  Happily, I discovered that although considered a "weed," Lambsquarters is actually an edible plant that is more nutritious than spinach! Here is how to identify Lambsquarters and how to use it too! 

How to Infuse Honey with Lemon---and Why It's Great for You!

You've probably heard how good it is for your body and health to drink a cup of water with honey and lemon every day?  Well, after being given bags of beautiful fresh lemons, I thought I'd go ahead and make some lemon infused honey!  Not only is this honey absolutely delicious, you can use it for so much!  It's great for soothing sore throats and coughs, you can sweeten your herbal tea with it, use it on toast or as a topping....or just take a spoonful because it's just SO good!  And of course, you can use it in your lemon-honey water! :-)  Here's how to infuse your honey with delicious, great for you lemons!

How to Make Delicious Lemon Curd

I was gifted recently with LOTS of lemons!  The real ones, by the way---not the metaphorical lemons, thank goodness!  Bags of them!  Fresh, beautiful, sweet-smelling lemons! When I received all these lemons, I immediately began thinking about what to do with them! I have always wanted to try making lemon curd, and I found one of my mom's old recipes.  I adapted it quite a bit because I didn't have all the right ingredients (like caster sugar?).  The ingredients I used are those that most everyone has on hand, and it turned out SO delicious anyway!  Here is how I made lemon curd---which is kind of like a buttery lemon pudding! 

How to Make Delicious Fermented Jalapeño Pepper Rings

I just love spice! The hotter the better, in fact!  I also can't stand waste.  I recently was gifted a huge bag of jalapeno peppers, and I couldn't possibly use them all before they spoiled.  Fermenting for food preservation is a healthy, quick, and workable way to extend the life of your foods---especially when you have too much to use right away!  Find out how to make these fermented probiotic-rich jalapeno pepper rings.  They are delicious to eat by themselves, as a tangy, spicy topping, or use them to add a little kick in all kinds of recipes!

How to Make Perfect Pickled Eggs!

Sometimes you just have too many eggs, or you can't use them before they get too old, right?  Once of my solutions to that dilemma is to make a bunch of pickled eggs! They are delicious, last a super long time in the 'fridge, retain all the health benefits, and best of all---they won't go to waste!  Here are my strategies for making perfect pickled eggs! 

Easy Seeded Whole Wheat Bread

Here's how to make the best, easiest bread you will love!  I've been struggling with baking bread for a long time.  I actually just gave up for about 30 years! No kidding!  When my kids were young, I tried...but it was just too much work.  And frankly, to have bread not turn out after all that time is disheartening to say the least.  BUT!  I happened upon a great recipe from the Minimalist Baker and it inspired me to create a recipe that works for us!  I tell you, I love this recipe and I am so grateful to Minimalist Baker--all her recipes look fabulous!  Here is my take on her recipe:

Make Your Own Herbal Chai Tea: Try Rosy Chocolate Chai! You'll LOVE It!

OH! My. Gosh!!!  Is there just anything better than ROSES and CHOCOLATE?  And CHAI?!!  I've been making this herbal tea blend for a few years now, and it's become a favorite of many. It's a spicy, chocolaty mix with a hint of lovely rose.  Here's a rundown of the health benefits of the herbs involved...but just be assured...It is the MOST delicious Chai you will ever experience!  PERFECT for these cool Fall and Winter evenings, mornings and afternoons! :-)