My friends know what I like! Especially when it comes to food. Last week my good friend, Kath, gave me a fermentation vessel + cookbook by Mortier Pilon that she knew I would love. She was definitely on track!
By the end of the day I had started my first batch, which after one week is now ready to enjoy and snack on.
It even came with a handy fermentation cookbook with 40 recipes. Thanks Kath! I love it!
Fermenting is easy. So easy, in fact, that I plan on having some friends over sometime soon (if & when this pregnancy allows) to walk through my garden with me, pick some awesome veggies like beans and cukes, and take them to the kitchen to ferment in big, beautiful mason jars.
Here’s a great (and easy) recipe for fermentation that I posted a couple of years ago (!!!) now.
And feast your eyes on these pics:
A step-by-step guide to fermentation. I used lemon cucumbers from my garden along with some shallot, local onion & garlic, lemon and red pepper flakes. The result is heavenly: briny, bright and alive. If you’re wondering what to do with your leftover CSA share produce or that awesome stuff from your own garden, try fermenting! Simply add veggies and your brine solution of 2 tbsp. pink salt (kosher works but makes the water cloudy) to 1 quart non-chlorinated water. **Make sure to leave veggies whole so they stay crunchy.