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Book Giveaway: Fresh and Fermented



Brought to you by the Bastyr University Bookstore (thanks Marty!) we’re giving away a copy of the “just out” – Fresh & Fermented (Sasquatch Books)!

Julie O’Brien and Richard Climenhage launched their fermentation passion in 2010 by producing a line of delicious krauts to sell at local farmer’s markets. Not only did I like their product, EVERYbody did. Just four years later, with several Good Food awards on the mantle, they’re sendingĀ  products to retail locations throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and western Canada. So why not ALSO write a book too?! (Maybe the kraut gives them TOO much energy!). Continue reading

Fermented & cultured foods: the surprising health benefits

probiotic_illustration_350Sound Consumer | March 2013

by Cynthia Lair

Some call them bacteria or bugs but the nice name for this lively population is “flora.” More than 500 different species make up the flora in our bodies, weighing in at between 2 and 5 pounds.

This colony of microbes doesn’t just coexist within us. Our health is dependent upon their ability to stay healthy and report for work each day. Here’s why.

Five ways bacteria help

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