Happy Friday!! Here are this weeks Fermented Food Friday Five.
The Five will include fermented food tips, seasonal recipes, discounts or general finds on fermentation that I think you’ll love.
Watch the Fermented Food Friday Video or read below.
Fermented Food Tip
Are your ferments slow to ferment this time of year?
During cold weather ferments like sauerkraut, pickles and kombucha can take much longer than usual. Sometimes it seems like they’re not fermenting at all.
The probiotic bacteria and yeasts slow down in colder temperatures, so to get the fermentation process moving along a little faster follow these tips.
- Move your ferments to a warmer spot in your house.
- Move to a higher spot in the house where the air temp tends to be warmer. Like on top of the fridge.
- Place it in the oven with just the light on.
- Use a heating pad like this one. (Especially great for kombucha).
Do you have any tips for fermenting in cold weather? Let me know in the comments below.
Fermented Food Shop Discount
This weekend I’m offering 37% off plus free shipping on my Small Batch Ceramic Fermentation Crocks. I need room for new inventory, so these got to go. I have a limited amount, so once these are gone, they’re gone for good.
Fermented Food Of The Week
Carrots are in season this time of year. You can ferment them into carrot pickles for a crunchy, probiotic snack or add them to your cabbage when making sauerkraut to add a touch of sweetness and flavor.
What’s In My Fridge?
I didn’t make anything new this week, because my fridge is packed with 3 mason jars of Pineapple Turmeric Sauerkraut , Carrot Pickles and a few mystery jars that I seriously need to do something about.
It’s time to Spring clean my fridge.
Fermented Food I can’t get enough of…
I can’t get enough of this lacto-fermented dill relish. I’ve been putting it in tuna salad, deviled eggs and tartar sauce.