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Firefly Kimchi. Cortido. Yin Yang Carrots. Classic Sauerkraut. Ruby Red. Salsa Viva. Caraway Kraut.

Pick up a jar at any Whole Foods and PCC in the Seattle area and at select Whole Foods in the Portland area!

Visit us in the kitchen and learn to ferment! Our hours this week are Wed. and Thurs. from 10-3

Kraut and Eggs Contest!

Kraut and Eggs Contest!

Win 2 free jars of Firefly fermented foods for your best egg and kraut recipe! We’re hosting our first Firefly Recipe Contest this week in honor of springtime and all things egg! We love eggs because they make an easy, affordable and healthy accompaniment to all of our fermented foods. Plus they’re a versatile ingredient […]

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Consider it the “Little Black Dress” of condiments…

Consider it the “Little Black Dress” of condiments…

“At the very core, Firefly Kitchens was started with the best of health intentions in mind–to make tummies happy,” writes Cheryn Pfeuffer in her article on Firefly Kitchens published on PulpLab.com yesterday. Cheryn joined us in the kitchen last Saturday for our All About Kimchi fermentation class and walked away with not only a jar […]

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Kimchi Miso Pancakes

Kimchi Miso Pancakes

This is a fabulous recipe submitted to us by Hugo Kugiya, a Crosscut writer who wrote about Firefly Kitchens in this article last week. We love the idea and can’t wait to give it a try! Kimchi Miso Pancakes 1 bottle of Firefly Kimchi brine (available at Seattle farmers markets) 3 tbsp Korean Miso paste […]

A Cleansing Meal to Celebrate Spring

A Cleansing Meal to Celebrate Spring

As we pass through the vernal equinox and the official first of spring arrives, it is time to think about spring-cleaning; not just in the garden or around the house, but inside your body as well. After months of heavier winter foods and more time spent huddled up inside as the sun hid behind gray […]

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Firefly Fermentation Night at The Pantry at Delancey!

Firefly Fermentation Night at The Pantry at Delancey!

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“Ballard kimchee factory foments a return to fermentation” – Crosscut.com Feature on Firefly Kitchens

“Ballard kimchee factory foments a return to fermentation” – Crosscut.com Feature on Firefly Kitchens

Eating on the Edge: Inside Ballard’s Firefly Kitchens, Julie O’Brien and Richard Climenhage are making fermented food mainstream. Originally published in Crosscut.com on 3/20/12 The first and only kimchee factory in Ballard, to my knowledge, is located in the relatively desolate, semi-industrial gulch north of Leary Way and east of the Ballard Bridge. The owner-operated […]

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Balancing Your PH with Fermented Foods

Balancing Your PH with Fermented Foods

Most of us haven’t thought about PH levels (acid/alkaline levels) since high school science labs when we inserted little PH strips into a variety of liquids and waited to see what color they would turn. There is a basic understanding of things like lemon and grapefruit juice as acids, but rarely do we think about […]

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Good Food Awards Footage

Good Food Awards Footage

While the Good Food Awards win is in our distant past now, we just came across this great video of the event that we wanted to share. Judges Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl as well as other amazing staff members and participants talk about the importance of the awards as a tool for promoting the […]

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Let Us Eat Cake – Sauerkraut Cake?

Let Us Eat Cake – Sauerkraut Cake?

As we shuffled around the kitchen with two hard working volunteers last week (thanks to everyone who visits us in the kitchen!), Cortido brine going in all directions as we topped off several hundred jars, the subject of cake arose. Maybe it was the overwhelming amount of salty crisp veggies around us that made us […]

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A Perfect Probiotic Bite

A Perfect Probiotic Bite

Appetizers can be a burden; if you’re the host they’re just one more thing to make and if you’re a guest they’re usually an unhealthy addition to the meal that fills you up before you’re ready. BUT… make them simple, healthy and packed with good-for-your-belly nutrients and both you and your guests will be pleased! […]