Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe

LH 153: How to make real, old-fashioned pickles

Summer is here and homegrown cucumbers are ripening on the vine. Let’s make REAL pickles - The old fashioned kind!

What's a “real” pickle?

It’s where you use natural fermentation (and NO vinegar) to change a cucumber into a crisp, sour treat. They are delicious and nutritious!

Host Theresa Loe interviews Karen Diggs who is Theresa's chief fermentation instructor inside her Living Homegrown Institute

You will learn:

  • Why fermented food is so good for you
  • How to use common kitchen tools as your vessel
  • Why fermentation is so safe
  • Which type of salt is best
  • The secret ingredient that will give you a crisp pickle
  • How to store your finished pickles
  • And MUCH more...

 As always, you can get a printable version of the recipe, special links for more fermentation information and a full transcript of the episode at:

This episode was brought to you by Theresa's monthly membership: The Living Homegrown Institute where you have access to a whole library of masterclasses teaching you how to live farm fresh without the farm.  Go to for more information.

Direct download: 153_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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