Hot days, cool soup! Kimchi Gazpacho

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the hot summer days are holding on - which means we've put off cooking over a hot stove. But what about that last big bowl of garden tomatoes you just harvested? Look no further, we've got Julie's Blender Gazpacho recipe to solve your problems!

10 cherry tomatoes, or 1 large tomato
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of Firefly Kimchi
Juice of 2 small limes (about 2 to 3 tablespoons)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 tsp fresh jalapeno, chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons honey
Pinch of salt and finely ground black pepper

Put all the ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. Eat right away! 

Makes 2-3 servings.

Farmers Markets 2016

We are so excited to be at many Puget Sound area Farmers Markets this summer! We'll have all our krauts and Probionic Tonics for sale, in addition to Kimcheese and Lemon-aid. Come by to say hello! You can find us at the following markets:

Wednesdays: Kirkland

Thursdays: Bellevue, Lake City, and Queen Anne

Saturdays: Redmond, Shoreline, and Edmonds

Sundays: Lake Forest Park and, as always, Ballard Sunday Market!

Two of the crew at the 2015 Queen Anne Farmers Market.

Two of the crew at the 2015 Queen Anne Farmers Market.

Classes at Firefly

Want to spice up your kitchen and kick-start your health? Join us in fermentation!

Fermented food is so good for us! We love to share the knowledge and possibilities with you. That’s why we started this business and that is why we are expanding the types of classes we offer. 

We love to ferment and experiment with our krauts and brines! We’ve always got a project on the go in the Firefly kitchen or in our own kitchens at home. 

We’re offering four different classes in 2016: "Fermentation 101", "Fermentation 201", "Fresh & Fermented: using ferments in everyday meals", and "Divine Brine." 

All classes will be held at Firefly Kitchens (844 NW 49th Street) and are approximately 2 hours. Class sizes are kept small. We offer tastings of our products and each participant can choose one bottle of Probionic Tonic to take home.

We will provide the supplies, but feel free to bring your own glass quart jars to our Fermentation 101 (to allow for more homemade kraut to take home). 

Please arrive a few minutes to early to settle in and get ready to ferment!

Check out the upcoming class schedules here.

Would you like to book a private/group class? Let us know! Email us at