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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

It is impossible to attract loving relationships into your life if you feel there isn't enough love to go round or if you still regret past relationships.
Let regrets go and focus instead on how there is more than enough love for everyone.

Jane Struthers, Attracting Abundance

Affirmations

I am constantly discovering new ways to improve my health. 

Louise Hay, I Can Do It Cards

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