Time to Make the Sauerkraut…Again

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Fermented cabbage is so delicious. It amazes me every time I make it. It’s incredibly easy. I keep it simple using just cabbage and Himalayan Pink salt. While it’s easy, it does take time to reach the flavor we love. I’m making a half-gallon each time and it’s just not enough…

From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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Fermenting with Friends

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Last week, I was talking with my friend April about fermenting my yearly batch of dill pickles. She immediately got excited.

“Come over to my house, let’s make them together!” she said excitedly. “You can teach me how to do it!”

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Suzanne

Suzanne

Suzanne is into gardening, real food, and treading lightly. Her favorite cultured foods include Matsoni yogurt, which tastes just like the yogurt her Armenian grandmother used to make; sauerkraut, which she used to dip out of a barrel each week at her favorite little shop in Germany; and dill pickles, which she used to eat straight from the big jar on the counter of her Grandpa’s general store.

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Lacto-Fermented Jalapeno Slices

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I remember distinctly the first time I worked with jalapeno peppers in the kitchen. They were the first hot pepper I had ever worked with, and it showed. I got out my trusty cutting board and chef’s knife and set to chopping.

Thirty minutes later I was hunched over the sink, desperately trying to remove the searing heat from my nose which I’d inadvertently brushed with a finger that had come into contact with the heat of the jalapeno. (Dish soap and coconut oil works wonders for hot pepper burns, by the way.)

Besides jalapeno poppers, there aren’t a lot of great ideas for using up a glut of these green spicy guys. When I came into a couple of bagfuls recently, I decided to do what I usually do with just about every thing I have too much of – I fermented them.

And this time, with no gloves in sight, I donned plastic ziploc bags and promptly removed them when done chopping.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Vegan Cashew Chevre

Jerri Tries Artisan Vegan Cheese

Join Jerri as she tries making Vegan Cashew Chevre for the first time!

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Jerri

Jerri

Jerri is a wife and mama. Her culturing adventures began several years ago with other moms who were seeking a healthy way of feeding our families. Together they dabbled in milk kefir, yogurt, sourdough, kombucha and sauerkraut. In the past year she's expanded from sauerkraut to other vegetables, and has grown a passion for water kefir!

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