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The wait is finally over, and here are the first scoops of 2 week old ferments.

In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have used a black plate, but I don't exactly plan my photo's.

Having tasted them all, I can safely say two things.

  1. I definitely like the cabbage based ferments more.  Rutabaga is quite sharp tasting and the beets are a close second.
  2. The cabbage had a more familiar (sauerkraut) and distinctive taste from my initial one week batch.  Maybe something was done differently with this new, but one week cabbage still holds the gold.

All-in-all, a very successful batch; filled with learning.

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This is my second batch of ferments, and it is getting harder to wait until this weekend (like I wanted) when they'll be 2 weeks old.  In no particular order I have jars of green cabbage, red cabbage, rutabaga, & beets; as well as some mixed jars of green cabbage, red cabbage, & rutabaga.

As you can see, I am using wide-mouth mason jars, inverted regular mason plastic caps as a barrier, and glasses filled with brown rice (finally found a use for what will no longer be eaten) as weights.  Not fancy, but definitely works well.

Food For Thought

Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. 

Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900

 

 

Affirmations

I am even-tempered and emotionally well balanced. 

Louise Hay, I Can Do It Cards

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