Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Question: Fermented Veggies

I eat fermented veggies for my gut bugs but up until this week, I bought them. Now after making my first jar there's nooooo going back. Sooooo many combinations. Sooooo much fun. And soooo soooo much cheaper.

Friday Question: Do you like fermented veggies?


45 comments:

  1. Pickles and beets are the only ones we have had...

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    1. Pickles are yummy. I never tried fermented beats but they sound like a fun idea. Thanks.

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    1. So yummy. Hey, great gingerbread house and picture of gingerbread house! So fun.

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  3. I make sauerkraut on a regular basis. SO much better than what you get in the store!

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    1. I started with kraut. How yummy. Do you ever add spice to yours? For my first batch I did. Next batch I'll try without. See which I fancy more?

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  4. There has been quite a lot about fermented vegetables in various magazines, article etc. Apparently they have been popular across cultures for centuries, but fermenting has made a fashionable comeback as a provider of 'good' bacteria that contributes to a healthy digestive system.
    If you can make your own, I think you are onto a winner!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Once I got sick sick, like real sick, I started to use good gut bugs against bad. Best move I ever made.

      Do you enjoy things like kraut?

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    2. Kraut is very good ...

      All the best Jan

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  5. Recipes please. Pretty please with fermented vegies on top.

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    1. I'm just learning and one of the two jars I made this week were a no go. But ... here's the book that I'm reading and I love, love, love this book.

      The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz. Fastinating read.

      There is one lady on YouTube that I love as well. I will go look her up and email you here name, I don't know it offhand, but I learned a lot from her.

      Happy Fermenting.

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  6. Every once in awhile my grandfather used to buy a big honkin' jar of sauerkraut and eat it right out of the jar. Didn't even bother to put it on a plate. He just got cravings for it.

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    1. I like your grandpa. I eat mine out of the jar too. I cannot help it.

      Do you enjoy eating it?

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    2. Not me, no. Only once in awhile, maybe a wee bit on a reuben sandwich or something.

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  7. I eat something fermented every single day. 👍🏼

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    1. What do you fancy?

      Spice? No spice? Some spice?

      Do you make your own?

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  8. Only know Pickles IVy ! and my mom love them !
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Me too. But I've only eaten vegan kimchi. So yummy. Do you like yours regular spicy or extra spicy?

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  10. Very cool that you're doing this. But then I'm not surprised. You are the queen of experimentation and homemade goodies.

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    1. Thanks. Got it from my grandma. She was the true Queen.

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  11. What is the difference in fermented and pickled. I eat pickled pickles, pickled beets, Kimchi, kraut, etc.

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    1. Great quesion and I'm still learning but from what I understand, my fermented veggies have live bacteria where in pickling, the bacteria is killed. However, if heated my fermented veggies, or even put them in a stew, the bacteria will still die.

      I'm still learning. Hope this helps.

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    2. PS: Jarred or canned stuff are safe to store room temp but ferments, once they reach the right place, are stored in the fridge or underground, in a root cellar or somewhere cold.

      But both are great ways to extend the life of our veggies and fruits.

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  12. P.S. your "test" page said not available

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    1. Thanks, Granny Annie - I posted on my blog yesterday but removed the post and republished it on G+.

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  13. I don't think I've ever eaten any....

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  14. I don't think I've ever eaten any besides pickles.

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  15. Vegetables can be fermented?

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  16. I think the only fermented vegetable I've had is sauerkraut (unless pickles count). With a predominately German population around here, I think it's pretty popular. One of the nearby towns even calls its yearly celebration Sauerkraut days. But I've never really liked it myself.

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    1. Oh my gosh, I'd love to taste sauerkraut days. There's a German fermenting vessel that's supposed to very good, too. But I haven't looked into pricing yet.

      Happy Sunday to YOU!

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  17. love pickles and sauerkraut...

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    1. They are yum.

      Happy Banana Bread Weekend !!!!

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  18. Fermented veggies--YUCK! I hate it all. They just stink too much for my nose to let the food pass to my mouth.

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  19. I don't think I've ever had them. But I think I'll give it a pass!

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  20. Raised Polish and now with my Japanese Family I have always ate pickled veggies and some fermented. Love them all.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Polish, Hungarian and Ukraine. So we always had them as well. And yet ... this is my first time making them. Even though I was raised on homemade. What took me so long, I have no idea. But there's no going back now.

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