I've been working on some raw sauerkraut between chores, the past few days and it's been so nice to just have the freedom to make a few jars at a time, and not feel like it all has to be done at once.
It's spring, so that means lots of babies here on the ranch and it seems like something is always pulling for your attention, so anything that can be simplified is a must.
I know it's the same way for you. Spring just seems to wake everyone and everything up...including all those projects you've been waiting all winter to get started on.
A few jars at a time...
So, as I mentioned in the video below, with this method, you can easily and quickly make just 1 jar, or 100 and it's going to turn out great!
This time, I decided to add some beets with my cabbage because I like that extra boost for our liver this time of year when it's naturally wanting to clean itself out from winter. So, I just want to make sure to give it some nutritional support to help it get it's spring cleaning done.
Does making homemade, raw sauerkraut seem intimidating?
When I attempted my first batch, I hadn't really done any vegetable fermentation before and I was a little intimidated by it, as well. I kind of crammed in all kinds of youtube videos and read some books on it as well.
Then I had some of these questions...
What if it spoils and I don't know it? What if It gets someone sick? And so on. Then I learned how simple it can be and how the method was used for many years in the past successfully, as the primary method of food preservation. Lacto fermented foods were also served with each meal as a way to aide digestion
After I made my first batch, I realized that it was so easy and I started to ferment every vegetable that came out of my garden. I even tried corn, which was pretty good, but very different. For me, this is it! I rarely can my vegetables now. I love the health benefits of combining this with our pasture-fed meats.
But why should I eat it?
Before I learned this probiotic rich method of preservation, I just didn't know what my family was missing out on. I had no idea that adding raw fermented foods to our diet could...
There are lots of methods out there, but what I love about making sauerkraut this way, is it's simplicity. You can make one jar or one hundred and you will get the same results!
Watch the video we made below to see just how simple it is. And don't let the knife swinging scare you. I tend to talk with my hands :)
A dedicated mother and wife who has a passion for everything healthy and gift for simplifying that knowledge and making it applicable for others.
Charise, (also goes by Rise) Takes care of the sheep with her sister, here on the ranch. She also milks cows, and loves creating natural cleaners with quality oils and ingredients, through her business: Natural Oil Health.