Almost Summer- Update from our Pickled World

Today was actually hot. I mean sweaty for real hot. So wonderful to see it all come around again. It makes eating different too. More fruit, more water, less heavy dishes, more picnics. Mara and I went to see Michael Pollan speak last week and he had some really great things to say. I am reading his new book “Cooked” and in it he spends a lot of time writing about fermentation.

” There is no “right” way to ferment anything. No hard fast rules. And, given how little we understand about the microbial world, where one bacteria can trade genes and their exact identities are often up for grabs, it would be hubris to pretend to certainty”

It is all uncertain, it is all very miraculous and we are so very lucky to get to play in the field of these possibilities.

We also just participated a few weeks ago in a very inspiring conference here in Boulder- a Slow Money conference- basically investment inspired by the tenents of Slow Food. Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, was there. Such a wonderful man! Here is a link to a video of all the entrepreneurs that pitched, in case you want to check it out:

Happy Almost Summer pickle people- it’s going to be a great one.




John’s Fav Breakfast

Just the other day John and I were chowing down on blue corn tortilla chips using zuké citrus & ginger pickled things as the condiment. While we were snacking, he shared his favorite breakfast recipe with me. Ezekial Sprouted Whole Grain English Muffins, sliced avocado, teriyaki sauce, and Ozuké pickled things Just Juniper over the top of all that goodness.  The store I visited did not sell the sprouted whole grain english muffins, so I substituted with a slice of Ezekial Sprouted Grain & Seed Bread (ESGSB).


1 slice of ESGSB
1/2 Avocado
3 Tbsp of zuké pickled things
Just Juniper
Splash of Ohsawa Organic Nama Shoyu (another substitute)
Toast bread
slice avocado 1/2 and layer on bread
sprinkle with shoyu
top generously with zuké pickled things Just Juniper

Avocados are a great source of vitamins and minerals.
(serving size = 1/5 avocado)