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Monday, November 26, 2012


We did it!!

Update #8 · Nov. 26, 2012 
Thank you!!!! We made our goal!!! Thanks to everyone who helped us get this far! Can't believe the love and generosity you all have given us. We are SOOOO HAPPY!!!! 
$2,920
pledged of $2,600 goal
8
days to go
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Ojai Valley News!

We were covered in an article about Kickstarter in our local paper!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy National Pickle Day!


Pickles have been a popular food since 2030 B.C. when they were imported from India to the Tigris Valley and were first preserved and eaten as pickles.
In ancient Egypt, people ate pickles not only for their nutritional value and because they were thought to enhance beauty. Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her full diet of pickles. Centuries later, Napoleon believed that pickles offered health benefits for his armies, so he offered a huge cash prize to anyone who was able to preserve them safely.
pickle is such a versatile vegetable that it can be eaten as a condiment, snack, or side dish.
Soured cucumbers are commonly used in a variety of dishes such as pickle-stuffed meatloaf, potato salad, tuna salad or chicken salad or eaten alone as an appetizer.
Pickles are sometimes served alone as festival foods, often on a stick.
Have you ever had fried pickles? Try this recipe forHooters fried pickles.
Have you ever tried Kool-Aid pickles or "koolickles"? They are made by soaking dill pickles in a mixture of Kool-Aid and pickle brin. These are enjoyed by children.
Have you ever tried a lime pickle? Lime pickles are soaked in lime rather than in a salt brine. This is done more to enhance texture (by making them crisper) rather than as a preservative. The lime is then rinsed off the pickles. Vinegar, sugar and pickling spices re often added after the 24-hour soak in lime.
There probably are more types of pickles than you realize. Experiment with one you haven't tried and enjoy National Pickle Day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I had to post this here!

Update # 3, 4 days $1500 wowowow!

Update # 3 "I just watched your KickStarter video on Facebook, you guys are AWESOME!!!"

We were walking across the parking lot at our favorite coffee shop (Coffee Connection) and a young woman that was backing out of her space. She noticed us and exclaimed the above out-of-nowhere statement. We were taken aback, as we had no clue to who she was or if we deserved such praise. We blurted out a "thank you" in courus before she sped off, then looked at each other and smiled.

Organic fermented and pickled food is pretty awesome!


Ok, aside from all that $1496 in 5 days! Thank you so much. We are getting pretty excited about or project. Tell a friend, pass it on.


So again, thank you for saying that. We are filled with the confidence of the little engine that could.






Cottage food law good for small businesses!


New California law kickstarts home-based food businesses.


The California Homemade Food (cottage act Act clears the way for home cooks to make and sell a wide range of products, such as jams and jellies, without the need to invest in commercial kitchen space or comply with zoning and other regulations.


We're talking homemade cookies and brownies, jams, jellies, fruit pies, mixed nuts, flavored vinegars, dried teas, roasted coffee, and other yummy stuff that's already legal in more than 30 other states includingOregon, Washington, Texas, and Michigan, which have similar legislation in place.

Freshly signed by the governor, the California Homemade Food Act (AB1616) clears the way for home cooks in the world's eighth-largest economy to make and sell a wide range of products without the need to invest in commercial kitchen space or comply with the zoning and regulatory measures that govern larger producers and producers of meat and dairy products, specifically omitted from this law.

Read the complete bill HERE

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