The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Monday, July 29, 2013

It Ain't Easy Being Green

I recently harvested my greens...lawdy do I have a lot of greens.  In this harvest there is:
  • kale
  • callaloo
  • collards
  • green cabbage
  • red cabbage
  • onions, shallots
  • tomatoes
  • and one cucumber
Harvest Day
I spent several hours cleaning greens and chopping greens and blanching greens and freezing greens

What a way to spend a Saturday!

Part of my planning for growing all of this cabbage included a plan to make sauerkraut for the first time.  I found and bought a two gallon crock like this one on Craigslist.  Mine came with a lid but no weights.

Having researched recipes I dry roasted caraway seeds and juniper berries (purchased here).

Spice Mix

After pounding the cabbage with the end of my rolling pin I mixed in the spices and transferred it to the crock where it is not sitting, fermenting and funking up the joint.  In a few weeks I will hopefully have some yummy homemade kraut.

Pierogies and sausage anyone? I can hardly wait. ~ksp

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