Cheese Water: Will It Amazake?

I have made really great shio koji with whey in place of water, so I figured why not try something similar for amazake? I’m always trying to find ways to use things we might normally throw away, such as this liquid that my burrata was packed in. Watch till the end for a taste test! 😝 Follow @crockoftime on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube to get…

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Too many tomatoes? Make Passata

If you’ve got too many ripe tomatoes and you’ve made all of the caprese salad, fresh sauce, and salsa you possibly can already, preserve your tomatoes as a simple puree that can be used as a base for just about any sauce, soup, or salsa later when ripe tomatoes are scarce. Full recipe here. I’m experimenting with short-form video intended for sharing on social media,…

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Livestream: Koji Coffee Tasting

Finally, “koji process” coffee is here, and we’re tasting it live! “Koji Supernatural” is a coffee produced by Phoenix Coffee in Cleveland, Ohio as a collaboration between coffee director Christopher Feran and Jeremy Umansky. We’re brewing and tasting it for the first time live on stream with some friends: Jack, Nick, and Kyra. See Christopher Feran’s Instagram post for information about the process. Live Sunday…

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Livestream: Koji Rice

For 3 years now, I’ve been growing my own koji on rice at home with very consistent results, thanks to some help from Jeremy Umansky’s koji class at Larder back in early 2019. I’ve seen some folks have a tough time with their own so I’m doing a livestream to show my process and equipment that gets me the results I’m looking for every time.…

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Livestream: Aged Eggnog

It’s time to put aged eggnog to the test. I’m making a fresh batch of boozy eggnog to give it time to mellow until Christmas, but I also have some of last year’s batch left. I’ll be able to taste a completely fresh eggnog next to one aged for one whole year! Which do you expect to be better? Find out in the replay below!

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Livestream: Kimchi

The first official Crock of Time livestream is in the books! It was time to make the kimchi from the nappa cabbages and other vegetables in my garden and I wanted to share that with you all. I’ve decided to do livestreams on YouTube instead of Twitch. I just… do not dig the vibe over there, and I feel like more people have YouTube accounts…

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Fermenting on YouTube

Introducing the Crock of Time YouTube channel! The first video is about… my daily coffee routine. I was gifted a GoPro early for Christmas this year, and I’m going to put it to good use. This first video was intended as the scribble on the first page of a blank notebook, serving as a test of the recording and editing process. It took me longer…

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Mushroom Amino Sauce with Shared Cultures

My friend and fellow fermentation enthusiast Eleana Hsu just uploaded the first video to the Shared Cultures YouTube channel! I’ve embedded the video at the bottom of this post. It’s a recorded live presentation in which she shows how easy it is to prepare dried mushrooms (that she foraged herself, no less) to create an amino sauce with koji, and provides a lot of tips…

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