Thursday, August 12, 2010

More about pickles...

We had a lot going on, then my dad was in the hospital (still there), therefore the pickle review is late.

But the pickles were fabulous... better than Bubbie's Pickles! Thumbs up review from husband and kids. I think what made them better was the addition of several smashed garlic cloves.

The beet kvass and pickled beets I made are in the refrigerator but I haven't tried them yet. The sauerkraut was really good as well. If anyone is interested, the recipes/information I followed are from the book Nourishing Traditions and the Healthy Home Economist blog at

Monday, August 2, 2010


I just put up two jars of cucumber pickles using Sally Fallon's recipe in Nourishing Traditions. I added a few smashed garlic cloves to each jar and the garlic in combination with the fresh dill made them smell quite yummy already.

I've got yogurt cheese draining in a sprout bag (rigged to a kitchen cabinet and hanging over a glass bowl). This batch of yogurt was a runny one, so there was plenty of whey accessible in the bowl already - that's the whey I used to make the pickles.

In three days the pickles will be ready to refrigerate and on Friday we will taste them. My husband and kids love Bubbie's pickles and I'm hoping these taste similar. I'll post our pickle review on Friday.