The Ferment Diary

A personal diary of Alexis’s latest fermented discoveries.

rolling grape leaves dolmades
6 foods you didn’t know are fermented – EA on crete – Ep V
Exploring cultural practices and traditional fermentation techniques on Crete, Greece. Did you know that olives are fermented?
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Edible Alchemy on Crete – Ep. IV
Candied Lemons & Moroccan Style Salted Lemons In this episode, we preserve the lemony flavors for months to come.
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sending microbes
The Art of Sending Bacteria Overseas
How artist Xijing Xu has mastered the art of sending friendly microbes
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Edible Alchemy on Crete – Episode III – Cretan Wild Edible Herbs
Ethical foraging on Crete – learn what kinds of plants we can pick and use for medicine, salads, teas and
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sourdough chapati, greek yogurt
Edible Alchemy on Crete – Episode II
– Sourdough chapati on the fire – Outdoor evaporation fridge – How to make Greek yogurt
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Episode I – Edible Alchemy on Crete
Edible Alchemy on Crete? To widen the knowledge of the microbiome and learn traditional methods of fermentation and local flora
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Vegetable Fermentation – what to expect in our academy courses
In our online Academy Vegetable Fermentation Course, you will learn how to turn simple vegetables into gold! Here is what
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probiotics fermentation online course
Probiotic Foods – full course on our Academy
Know more to see more. DIY skills for life.
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How to Travel with your Microbial Pets
Going on vacation? Wondering how to take along your microbial pets like kombucha or water kefir? Or perhaps just wondering
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Fermented Asparagus
Have you ever heard of white asparagus? Perhaps traveled to Germany in the late spring/ early summer? If so, you will
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kombucha edible alchemy
How, What, Why Kombucha?!
First off, what is kombucha and why am I hearing this word so often? Kombu… that’s some kind of sea-weed
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Try Dry Fermenting – Carrots!
Try a Dry Ferment – and dont forget to SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! ​ ​Vegetables such as carrots, beets, parsnips and
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Milk Kefir Muffins
The recipe for these muffins started with a FERMENT FAIL.I left milk kefir sitting in my fridge for 4 months.
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Sour Dough Pitas
I finally took the plunge at making, to me, one of the most daunting ferments… SOUR DOUGH BREAD. Out of
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The Original Ginger Beer
Ginger beer is a Caribbean style spicy-soft drink prepared using a ginger starter of grated ginger, water, sugar and wild
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