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Sunshyne replied to Sunshyne's discussion 'Broccoli and Zucchini... Bad idea?' in the group I Could Ferment That!
"Well- nobody responded, but I went ahead and did a batch of fermented zukes and broccoli with shredded carrots and Italian spices/herbs and it turned out AMAZING! Would be the killer secret ingredient in any cold pasta salad or anti-pasto dish. Used…"
Jul 4, 2011
Sunshyne added a discussion to the group I Could Ferment That!

Broccoli and Zucchini... Bad idea?

Has anyone fermented these? Sounds like a bad idea, but wondering if they got crunchy like a pickle or turned to mush. I have someone requesting me to do a huge batch and I'm worried it will go very wrong!!! Thanks for any shared experience.
Jun 22, 2011
Sunshyne commented on Andrew's group 'I Could Ferment That!'
"A really easy wild cider is made by purchasing  gallon of unpasteurized apple juice/cider (we have Barsotti's here  from Apple Hill in Camino, Ca. which can be found for about $7 at Raley's). Transfer it from the…"
Jan 12, 2011
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I Could Ferment That!

For those who when strolling through the garden or farmers market continually think "I could ferment that! (in to beer, wine, cheese, pickles, kraut,...)
Nov 3, 2010
Sunshyne commented on Sunshyne's blog post 'Crackers! Grain free and low carb, even!'
"For the 'fast food' version, just buy flax seeds already ground, soak them overnight and flavor them, skipping the sprouted sunseeds deal. You can add sesame seeds or whole sunseeds."
Jul 22, 2010
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What's brewing on my countertop

"Ok- the watermelon kefir soda was a bad idea. why was I thinking soured, bubbly watermelon would be good when it tastes perfectly fine just as is is? The milk kefirs I left out too long and they separated, giving me lots of whey with which to…"
Jul 22, 2010
Pat Johnson commented on Sunshyne's photo

Small Beer

"I do "Small Beers" once in a while. They are always done at the same time I do the "Big Beers". When I make a Barley Wine or some other high alcohol beer I rinse the sugars from the mashed grain to a certain point stopping while…"
Jul 22, 2010
michael commented on Sunshyne's photo

Small Beer

"i'd love to get this recipe"
Jul 22, 2010
bridgergirl13 commented on Sunshyne's blog post 'Crackers! Grain free and low carb, even!'
"Thanks for posting this recipe! I can't eat wheat, so I'm pretty excited to try this out."
Jul 18, 2010
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Jul 16, 2010
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Hibiscus Hooch

"It was very good! It seems like anything will ferment if you add sugar! I'd been doing it with fresh apple juice (without added sugar), then plums from my tree and other fruits, so I thought I'd just brew some loose tea and add sugar and…"
Jul 16, 2010
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Jul 8, 2010

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I like feeling empowered in life and having the know-how to make and do things on my own or in a community, being resourceful and ingenious and ever open to learning new things that enhance my sense of well being and enable me to raise connected kids who love life and the planet!
My latest DIY project:
fermented foraged plums from the river

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Crackers! Grain free and low carb, even!

Around the house and at the office, we're always looking for nutritious, low carbohydrate snack-y foods to eat. It's hard to replicate the satisfying crunch of a chip or flour-filled cracker, but these seed crackers are good contenders and healthy to boot. Reading through the recipe below might sound labor intensive, but it really doesn't take up a lot of time. It's just a few small things here and there to get the prep work going and isn't any harder than whipping up a batch of cookies.…


Posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:32am — 2 Comments

Tasty Summer Smoothy Pops!

What to do with Creme Fraiche? Make frozen treats!

Our family often drinks smoothies for breakfasts on the go. I take the leftovers and pour them into popsicle molds as a nutrition-packed treat in the afternoons that I can feel good about. The sugar content is offset by the fat, fiber and protein so it ideally enters the system more slowly. Here's my recipe:

Smoothie Pops

In a blender, put in the following and blend til smooth:

2 cups of…


Posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:28am

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 2:55pm on July 8, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hello Gypsy - welcome to HOMEGROWN.org! Something that folks with awesome blogs do here is re-post some of their stuff as a HOMEGROWN member blog. It's a great way to connect with people and to show off what you're doing. Please let me know if you have any questions about the site. Also, there is a LA HOMEGROWNers group if you'd like to join!
At 7:01pm on July 20, 2010, bridgergirl13 said…
Thanks so much for the link to the GF recipe page, Sunshyne! I can't wait to try out these recipes. I'm always looking for great recipes without gluten, which is a challenge, to say the least (especially ones without a ton of added bad fat/empty calories). I'm really enjoying your posts. Thanks again!

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