Slow Food DIY Recipes
From the first time I successfully made yogurt, slow food DIY recipes have been a passion of mine. I know that not everyone wants to spend a week making a sourdough starter. However, if you have some extra time or are simply interested in these processes, this is the section for you.
Through the years, I learned of a few supplies that are extremely helpful in creating slow foods. These items get years of use after the initial investment. They have all been well worth the upfront cost, in my opinion.
Even if you do not can foods, I think you’ll find having a set of wide-mouth quart-sized canning jars (affiliate link) very handy. They can be used to sprout seeds, ferment vegetables, and store homemade yogurt.
If you want to try fermenting vegetables, I highly recommend picking up a fermenting kit with jar weights and airlock lids. I use the Year of Plenty Complete Fermenting Kit, which includes jar weights, airlock lids, and a bamboo tamper (affiliate link). I talked about my struggles in successfully fermenting foods without the kit in my fermented sauerkraut recipe.
Very rarely do I drink alcohol but find these large cocktail ice cube trays (affiliate link) to be indispensable. Regular ice cube trays have 2T-sized compartments, but these trays hold a generous ½-cup each. They are perfect for freezing bone broth and pate; I don’t know how I got on without them.
Finally, if you make cheese, you will want to have some cheesecloth on hand. This Olicity Cheesecloth (affiliate link) can be washed and reused without falling apart. It is much higher quality than typical grocery store cheesecloth.
If you’re ready to explore the satisfying world of slow food DIY recipes, here are the most recent additions to this category: