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5 Great Ways to Eat Sauerkraut!

by Suzanne   Sauerkraut is one of my favorite fermented foods, and if you've read my previous blog posts, you know that I like it with everything! But I realize that my weird food combinations can't possibly be palatable to everyone out there, so I've toned it down a bit. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite ways to eat sauerkraut that I think everyone will love. 1. On a Taco. Do you like tacos with meat or veggies and spicy seasonings? Sauerkraut pairs so well with them all. Just a spoonful atop the other fillings adds a new flavor dimension you'll love! 2. With Pork Cracklins. If you render your own lard,you likely have a jar of...

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Homemade Sauerkraut

by Suzanne Hot dogs, sausages, fried eggs, pork chops, beef stew what doesn't go with sauerkraut?! So I always keep some on hand. I prefer to make my sauerkraut. I use organic and local ingredients, and I can add other veggies when I like and as much as I like. Today, I'm adding onions and carrots. It's going to be good! If you've never made your sauerkraut, it may sound daunting. However, if you have a jar, a knife and a half hour, you can surely make a good batch of sauerkraut. Ok, you'll need cabbage and sea salt, too, but those are easy to come by. Let's Get Started Making Sauerkraut I have 2 large heads of cabbage, a...

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Fermented Garlic Carrots

by Suzanne Visiting the farmer's market each week is a great way to get motivated for fermenting vegetables. Here in Portland, Oregon, my local market is already filled with so many vegetables, it's difficult to choose just one! However, I prefer to keep things simple, so this week, I'm going for fermented carrots. Fermented carrots are a wonderful, kid-friendly snack, and they take almost no time to put together. Garlic adds wonderful flavor, as do many herbs, such as thyme or rosemary. Today, however, I am keeping it simple, so just garlic cloves for a little added kick. Getting started, Get Fermented I assemble everything I need: Carrots Garlic cloves, peeled Sea salt Filtered water Measuring cup and spoons Pint jar...

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