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How to Make Tepache from Pineapple Skins

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Tepache is a breeze to make at home and it’s a delicious and refreshing beverage. Plus? It uses the part of the pineapple that most people throw away!

Fermented Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Ginger

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Have you ever thought about fermenting sweet potatoes as a way to preserve them? Use this ferment as an addition to a potato salad or to top a burger.

Sweet and Savory Pineapple Jalapeño Jam Recipe

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This pineapple jalapeño jam recipe with jalapeños is sweet and savory. Serve this jam as a topping for fish or chicken, or paired with cream cheese on crackers.

Easy Pickled Green Beans for the Pantry

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These pickled green beans are a great way to preserve a summer harvest for the winter pantry. They’re crisp, delicious, and perfect for snacking (or Bloody Marys).

Easy Homemade Grape Jelly Recipe for Canning or Freezing

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Even if you don’t have ripe grapes on hand, you can whip up a batch of jelly. This grape jelly recipe can be made even in the winter with this little trick.