Cold Brew Season Has Arrived

Cold Brew Season Has Arrived

Yesterday, I saw my sidewalk for the first time in four months.  We’ve had an incredibly snowy winter, and my attempts to shovel always turned into a snowball fight — me versus my two-year-old son and our dog.  The melting snow inspired me to stick a batch of cold brew in the fridge to steep overnight.  Of course, I used my Trellis + Co. Cold Brew Coffee Filter Kit and course ground coffee from local roaster, Caffe Ibis. This morning, I was delighted to see the first spring flowers sprouting up in our garden.  I poured some cold brew over ice, added a splash of freshly milked cream, and relaxed in the morning sun.  Warm, soothing, glowing sunshine paired with blissfully cold, dark, caffeinated goodness. In celebration of Cold Brew Coffee season, I want to introduce you to the Cold Brew Coffee Kid, Mike Cooper.  He has some sophisticated cold brew recipes that I just love. Now that spring has motivated me into full blown cold coffee mania, I will now be posting my own creations and recipes.  If you already own one of our Cold Brew Kits, please let us know about your own caffeinated concoctions.   BUY NOW ON AMAZON   Tanya Collings is a mother, homesteader, author, and real person. She is the Customer Satisfaction Manager, Multi-Tasking Marketing Guru, and Job Position Name Generator for Trellis + Co. You may contact her at...
Mason Jar Sprouting Basics

Mason Jar Sprouting Basics

Sprouting Kits – Now Available on Amazon! Hello Fellow Sprouters: I am in the process of putting together some photos and videos of my own sprouting adventures with our Trellis + Co. “Stainless Sprouting Lid Kits“.  In the meantime, here are a some helpful resources to help you grow your own little ones. Sprouting Videos This video by Tom Malterre, author of The Elimination Diet, provides some simple, precise instructions on mason jar sprouting.  You can use this technique with most sprouts, not just broccoli....
5 Creative Fermented Food Recipes

5 Creative Fermented Food Recipes

Fermenting Kits – Now Available on Amazon! I compiled this list of my favorite recipes that work wonderfully with our new Stainless Fermenting Lid Kit.  These recipes are designed for mason jar fermenting, and so you can follow these directions exactly while using our product.  The only difference:  with our lids you needn’t bother “burping” your jars every day.  Click here for more tips + tricks on using our fermenting kits with your favorite recipe. 1. Raw Cranberry Apple Chutney by Makesauerkraut.com 2. Rhub-Herbal Kombucha by Phickle 3. Easy Fermented Dill Pickles by Clean Slate Farm 4. Apple + Juniper Berry Sauerkraut by Paleo Leap 5. Fermented Mixed Berries by Nourished Kitchen   Tanya Collings is a mother, homesteader, author, and real person. She is the Customer Satisfaction Manager, Multi-Tasking Marketing Guru, and Job Position Name Generator for Trellis + Co. You may contact her at...
Fermenting Kit Tips + Tricks

Fermenting Kit Tips + Tricks

Fermenting Kits – Now Available on Amazon! Our Fermenting Kits recently hit the market, and we have compiled a few tips + tricks to inspire your fermenting festivities. Our Lids Have Skills Trellis + Co. Fermenting Lids may be used with most mason jar fermenting recipes.  So what is the difference between using our products and regular canning jar lids?  When using typical canning lids, you must “burp” (excuse me!) your jars everyday  to release carbon dioxide.  Otherwise, your jar may explode! Our lids burp themselves, which is something my son didn’t figure out until he was 6-months-old.  Our specially designed umbrella valve releases carbon dioxide as it builds up in the jar while simultaneously preventing oxygen and bacteria from invading your ferment. Steps to Success  Follow your heart . . . I mean recipe: Prepare your ferment using a mason jar oriented recipe.  Replace the step with “burp once a day” to “check once in a while if you feel like it.”  Our lids will babysit that ferment for you. Weigh it down: If needed, don’t forget to weigh down your ferment. Store out of direct sunlight: Unless otherwise indicated, keep your ferment in a cupboard, pantry, or basement where it is out of direct sunlight. Bubbly Brine: Yes, sometimes brine will escape out of the valves.  This is normal.  Do not be alarmed.  Consider placing a plate or tray underneath your stored ferment just in case.     New to Fermenting? Start With A Simple Sauerkraut Especially if you are a novice, we recommend starting with something simple like sauerkraut.  Makesauerkraut.com is our favorite resource.  They provide step-by-step directions that...