Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sauerkraut for Beginners

Husby has read a lot on the health benefits of raw fermented foods (probiotics) so we are trying sauerkraut.  The local farmers' market just finished last week and we've managed to snag beautiful green and purple cabbages.  Now, I am quite anal about doing this right but I don't want to spend big bucks on an expensive crock that will just gather dust if  this doesn't go as planned.  So we searched on alternatives and found this blog


that lead me to this blog and this amazing sauerkraut and kimchi maker (jar)


I used 2/3 of a huge green cabbage and a rather big purple cabbage.  It took me hours despite using a food processor, the purple mess all over the counter just overwhelmed me.  But it was all worth it, husby and I have been watching our "experiment" as it turned from purple to fuschia to nice pretty pink right in front of us.  We are on day 5.  A couple more days and we will see if the taste is  worth all the efforts ;)  If this goes well, we will try kimchi next....

Friday, November 2, 2012

Beautiful Fall Colors

Taken before Sandy hit upstate NY and the rest of the US east coast last Monday.  Can't complain,  we are still lucky...