so the full moon came, everybody see it? The moon is one of my most favorite things. Tuesday morning I got busy cleaning jars and cutting cabbage.
The Pure2Raw twins have a great post here about making sauerkraut with two videos, I love how-to videos, thanks girls! I went with these instructions for our first kraut adventure. The one head of cabbage filled the quart jar about half way. I used 1 T of salt.
My massaged cabbage ended up with more liquid than I expected, I'm hoping this is alright. I used a small Mason to hold down the cabbage like they showed and just layed one of the plastic lids on top and covered with a clean towel. So....in a little while we'll get to see if it worked. When I look in on it I do see some bubbles starting to rise up which is a sign of fermentation starting, yay.
another lovely fermented product, this trilogy flavor is awesome, I can't really get enough ginger, love it!
How funny is this little girlie? She hangs out upside down waiting to attack the next leg that walks by ;)
We had red lentil curry that night for dinner. The recipe was printed in Tasteforlife June 08 and is from the book Complete Curry Cookbook by Byron Ayanoglu and Jennifer MacKenzie. It's easy, fast, and very affordable to make, it's a staple here, I go heavy on the cilantro, yum!
A good way to make use of leftovers and get your greens in is to roll them in collards. Wouldn't you know a Bubbie's pickle made it's way in too ;) Dave and I are both officially crazy for these pickles.
Yesterday the food processor got a workout and helped me make a fresh batch of organic raw tahini and almond butter.
Spring is in the air here, the birds are singing and the sun is warm! Enjoy your day!
'If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.' ~HH the Dalai Lama