Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Miss Me?

Yes, I know, all 9 of you missed me horribly. You weren't getting your bi-weekly dose of hippy, humor, and sassy pants. No worries, your pants are back.
In my younger days.
As I have previously mentioned, I got a new job and it keeps me busy and I have this new thing where I get home and watch a dvd. Plus, I am sickly. And I watch too much of this dvd business.

Anywho, remember when I talked about my crock? (yes, that says crock.) Well, I finally made it 4 weeks and dove into my fermented veggietables. Boy, they are good. Or as good as fermented veggietables can be.

No, really, they are decent. And, they are good for you. They have lots of that -bacillus, -schmallicus culture shit.

If you are interested in making your own fermented veggies, it is very simple and you can pretty much ferment any vegetable you can think of: carrots, turnips, beans, cabbage, garlic, ice cream. I recommend looking at this website if you don't have a fancy crock to make your fancy concoction.

Here is what I did though:

1 jalapeno chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 medium cabbage sliced thinly
8 carrots peeled and shredded
8 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped
1/2 apple peeled and finely chopped
2T agave
1-2T salt

1.  Prepare all your veggies. I did it in 4 batches. I cut everything and put it all in an 8x8 pan (see pic in previous crock post) and squish all the veggies together, with some salt and a little agave, trying to get out some liquid.
2. Put each batch in the crock or jar.
3. Cover and let ferment in pantry for 4 weeks. Mine could have gone longer too, it would have made the ingredients not as crunchy.

Happy Fermenting!! I suggest watching a video online to get a better idea of what you are doing. But, you really should try, it is SO easy and if you ever buy these in the store, it costs $10+ for a pint. A pint people!

1 comment:

TheAnut said...

Really, there are 9 of us ? (Only kidding.) I ALMOST posted two very insightful/funny comments to MamPants, but Blogspot ate them both.

I'm sorry you're experiencing some of what adult life turns out to be ... getting up, going to work, working very hard, coming home, making dinner, sitting down to eat dinner and never having the energy to get back up again ... i.e. you actually fall asleep in the chair. That pattern is repeated the next day, etc. FYI all that changes when the babies come, so no worries.

Glad to know you're alive and well-ish. Enjoy that new job !