So Saturday was their preserving event and I went specifically to learn how to make Sauerkraut. Now we're not talking about your grandma's kraut, or the stuff they put on wieners at a ball game…we're talking alive, filled with probiotics, raw sauerkraut. I've been eating this stuff for years and let me tell you, it gets pretty expensive to buy it, even locally. We eat it almost daily around here…and now I know what you're thinking…they eat sauerkraut with every meal..how freaking weird is that? But like I said, it's not what you think of as sauerkraut, it's so much more.
Sauerkraut is a fermented blend of veggies, with the main core ingredient of cabbage. My favorite kraut is cabbage, beets, ginger and carrot. Then there's another that has seaweed that is spectacular. They have krauts with jalapeños, or red cabbage and dill, so you see, there are many choices in the world of kraut these days. And of course there's KimChee, which is a staple in Asian/Korean diets…it's usually a blend of cabbage, carrots, and a load of cayenne or peppers, gets very tangy to say the least. Adding a tiny side of kraut to your meals will not only spice up the meal, but will add all the enzymes and nutrients needed for healthy digestion…it kills candida, it's gluten free, it's sugar free, it's yummy, so get over it and try some!
I also learned how to pickle veggies, and can tomatoes…something I've wanted to do forEVER! I brought home a jar of the most amazing home made horseradish/mustard, a jar of orange/meyer lemon/ginger jam…yuuummmy! and my new container to make up a batch of my own kraut…oh and a sweet, perfect giant round/plump deep red raspberry bush to plant along the fence in the orchard. Made this attempt the summer before, but damn those gofers!! So on to attempt number two…wish me luck.
|Notice the perfectly placed vintage delivery truck |
that sits out front of the Feed Store.
|My homemade batch of red/green cabbage, beets, |
carrots, seaweed…this is a big two and a half size
mason jar….Wish me luck!
mucho hugs to my besties! xox juner