Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fermented Fun (for realz)

I've said this before but I gotta say it again, homemade fermented veggies kick the asses of every store-bought, ready-made jar, I've ever eaten. And I've eaten a lot. Not only that but the cost comparison isn't even on the same planet.

For realz.


26 comments:

  1. We've made sauerkraut. Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cool beans. Do you like spices in yours? Or plain?

      Delete
  2. I got a laugh out of that frog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tim made it for me. Cracks me up.

      Delete
  3. Win on flavour. Win on price. Which makes a beautiful win/win situation.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed. Toss in that my homegrown bacteria works better on my gut, and we have a triple threat!

      Delete
  4. This reminds me of the lady who got me started making my own cranberry sauce--as I may have mentioned before--she said it would change my life, and it did. I haven't bought canned cranberry sauce since. My folks really spoiled me growing up with home canned and frozen veggies. Factory canned corn just can't hold a candle to the homemade stuff. And I imagine your fermented veggies are the same way. Great that you are able to do it for less than it would otherwise cost.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I make my cranberry as well. Heaven. Pure heaven. The bacteria is so much stronger in my stuff. More pure heaven for my good belly bugs, doom to some of the bad bugs.

      Fresh off the farm corn. Ahhh..

      Delete
  5. great you make them yourself!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very fun to do. How goes you?

      Delete
  6. Ron used to make kraut out of turnips. Very good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhh, turnips. That sounds good.

      Delete
  7. For realz all the way! Love your enthusiasm. Damn girl, why are we living so far away? We would make great neighbours. Or at least enjoy visiting each other living within a reasonable distance. I hope you had a super cool day. Sipping my peppermint herbal tea as I visit cool blogs like yours.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would love it if we lived closer. Oh my gosh, that would be so fun.

      Delete
  8. I think I might try some kimchi next year. I am glad you are so pleased with yours.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its interesting to taste the different veggie a spice combos. Hope you give it ago. It's great fun.

      Delete
  9. Molds of all kinds are a major allergen for me, so fermented stuff just wracks my gut, unfortunately. Enjoy for me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I feel your pain. Mold, yeast, dairy and a bunch of stuff used to be on my not able to eat list. And mold can be on so many foods.

      Thankfully, I keep my veggies below the brine line and thus far, zero mold or yeast has formed. If you're interested, you can google how to keep yeast and mold from attacking fermented veggies. There are even great Youtube videos about how to safely ferment veggies.

      Delete
  10. Love that frog!

    So pleased you are so enjoying your homemade fermented veggies ...

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  11. so...you leave cabbage in a jar until it ferments..?...oh, Whisk, THAT can't be good...:(

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love you in your frog outfit, such a happy frog.
    I can' get my head around fermented veggies but if it works for you that's great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tim found that frog for one of his posts and then he put the words on it for mine.

      Fermented veggies do sound funny, yes. But think of yoghurt with good bacteria.

      Delete