Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Fermented Foods Update
The bad news is that our fermented pickles turned to mush. So that makes our fermented foods track record 2 for 2. We lost a batch of sauerkraut due to mold and now it seems our pickles over-fermented. But we have enjoyed a batch of sauerkraut and are really, really enjoying our spicy vegetable medley. And we pretty much have our yogurt making process down pat, which we enjoy about a gallon of that each week. Its a learning process. I am sure we will continue to make lots more mistakes, but as always in life, you often learn more from your failures than your victories!
I am happy to have my counters free from ferments for the time being. I told Nate no more ferments until after the baby comes because I don't want to be laboring and smelling vegetables fermenting on the counter, lol! Nate has found a recipe for a "teje", which is a beer/wine made from honey that he wants to make soon. We will continue to share our experiments with you, both good and bad. I hope you are enjoying our unusual journey as much as we are!