Fermented Wine Kraut

  I've been wanting to make fermented wine kraut for a long, long time. I've read and re-read this blogger's adventure with Wine Sauerkraut, but somehow, I've just never gotten around to this German sauerkraut variant. That all changed today, and I got to play with a shiny new fermentation toy! I ordered an eJen... Continue Reading →

Getting Started: Sauerkraut

The first thing I ever tried to intentionally ferment was sauerkraut, and I can assure you that everything I did in that early, uninformed experiment, was, by any standard but the microbes', completely wrong. In this Getting Started piece, I want to focus on the fundamentals that can make even shredded cabbage from a bag... Continue Reading →

Make Sauerkraut!

It's not a suggestion! Sauerkraut was my gateway fermentation project many years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. It's super easy, requiring a knife, some salt, a head of cabbage, and a jar. Alternatively, you can use bagged cole slaw mix and brine to create delicious, nutritious sauerkraut. You can embellish as much as... Continue Reading →

Gratuitous Cabbage Shot

Took a walk through the neighborhood today, including the six acre farm tucked back in the middle of our urban neighborhood. A gentleman was watering a big plot of about 200 tomato plants, and we struck up a conversation. Upon learning that I make sauerkraut, he insisted that I take one of his enormous cabbages.... Continue Reading →

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