A local beer whose brewers will donate 66 cents for every six-pack sold to the Fondation de la faune du Quebec?  And which boasts this nature-goddess-like figure on the box?  How could I resist? Described as an altbier (which is German for ‘old beer’), it is a style of beer brewed using top-fermentation.  This rousse […]

I have to say that my honey wine attempt worked out rather well. It was a little on the sweet side, but had a very nice flavour.  It was also dead easy, so I’ll definitely be repeating the exercise.

After finding a source for Tempeh starter recently, I had the opportunity to try making Tempeh.  I used the recipe from Sandor Ellix Katz’s book, ‘Wild Fermentation‘, and have also culled some info from his new book, ‘The Art of Fermentation’ to round things out: 2 1/2 cups soybeans 2 TBSPs vinegar 1 tsp Tempeh Spore […]

Good news, readers!  After many hours of fruitless google searching, I have finally stumbled upon a store which sells Tempeh spores and Kefir grains in Montreal:  MycoBoutique.  Both water and milk Kefir grains are available.  I decided to go with the water grains, since I’m interested in doing both dairy and non-dairy ferments, and from […]

If you’ve never tried Chartreuse before, you should…it’s good quality stuff.  Still made by Carthusian monks using the method outlined in a secret manuscript given to them in 1605, it is essentially an herbal liqueur.   The more readily available green version is sweet, pungent, and strong (55% alcohol).  Served on ice, and sipped slowly, it […]

Salad with lettuce, tomatoes, pink radishes, and blue cheese (bleu d’auvergne).  The radishes are so juicy and flavourful you’ll want to eat them as they are.