Sept. 5 Evening Meeting — Pickling: The Traditional, Easy, Probiotic Method

Presented by Rivka Schwartz

Rivka Schwartz

What to do with that bumper crop of cukes growing in your garden this year? Rivka Schwartz will demonstrate how easy pickling can be. Traditional, old-fashioned deli pickles can’t be beat —  and they are easy to make!

The probiotic method of pickling is a simpler process of food preservation than water bath canning and comes with extra benefits. This method adds flavor and health-promoting, gut-protecting probiotics. Rivka will demonstrate her techniques, which also apply to making pickled vegetables using natural fermentation.

Rivka says, “I make my own pickles, relish, sodas, and just about anything else that can be fermented, for my own family. I enjoy the time I spend creating probiotic foods and love sharing these skills with others.”

Rivka’s experience after raising three boys is that a nutritious diet, including foods rich in probiotics, is a cornerstone of good health. She studied wellness coaching at the Mayo Clinic as well as completing a two-year course in herbal medicine. Over the past 14 years, she’s been helping people with health concerns using natural foods and taught about wellness issues and diet. Rivka is also a wellness coach, cooking instructor, and a naturalist guide/educator at Beaver Brook Association in Hollis.

Printed recipes and instructions for the traditional method of preserving vegetables will be provided.

Evening meetings are held at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH.

Evening meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by an informative program/speaker, ending at 8:30 pm.

Guests are welcome to attend the business meeting as well as the program at no charge. Light refreshments are served following the speaker.