"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Friday, February 3, 2012

The 'Ferment-O'

Lookie what I got! :)

It's a 'Ferment-O'!! And it was a birthday gift from my parents!

This will allow me to make fermented foods without having the slime & scum & mold build up on the top.
Secretly, I think this was my gift because no one is willing to try my fermented foods when they know mold grew on the top of them :) When I attempted pickles, they smelled good, but hubby was grossed out after he saw the nasty film on top. When I did the Sauerkraut, everyone gaged when I told them mold has to be skimmed off the top!

Oh baby - look out. I am just thinking of all the krauts and pickles and kimchis I can make now! And no one has an excuse not to try them this time :)



Debi said...

I can feel the excitement in your words. What will you do first? This will be a new fun process to watch you do.

Mrs. Farmer said...

Wait ... what is that, a gallon? And you only have ONE? How will you know where to start? I would lose my mind! (We do our saurkraut in a 5 gallon paint bucket. It has a lid, so no mold!)

Wendy said...

what a fun gift! You could make some kombocha tea too!

Unknown said...

Ohhhhh Kombucha! I never thought about that! I have been wanting to try my hand at my own too!