Fermentation Status: 5 Brews of Kombucha, Kimchee, Pickled Veggies & 3 loafs of Sourdough Bread

To start with, we have four jars of Kombucha fermenting and waiting to be bottled and put into the fridge.

Next, we have out big monster jar of continuous brew of Kombucha. The jar we purchased at Happy Herbalist, which has tons of supplies for natural healing.

I, personally, like to drink Kombucha this way….natural, room-temperature and right from the scoby.

We are making our own Kimchee and Pickled Veggies. I gave on some Kimchee to Mariana, Grandma and put some in Shon’s lunch. I refrigerated some of the Pickled Vegetables to have as a snack throughout the day and will continue to ferment the rest of them for another day or so.

Now, my latest fermentation, Sourdough Bread. The picture below shows the “sponge” stage of the fermentation process. I still have to add 2 cups of flour, let rise and kneed. The process of making the sourdough “starter” is easy, click here to find out how.

Los and lots of ecosystems are growing in my kitchen!!!

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Kimchi (Spicy Pickled Veggies) ;) My batch turned out……… SO SO SO Good…

Want Some??…. I am pleased with my batch…

Home-Made Vegan Kimchi (Kimchee). I added Cilantro to this one….yum yum yum…the cilantro really adds to the spices.

Recipe for Vegan Vegetable Kimchee (Kimchi)

Chop up:

  • Carrots, pealed (3)
  • Celery (3 stocks)
  • Chinese Cabbage, cored
  • Bok Choy
  • Daikon Radish
  • White Onion
  • Shallots (3)
  • Green Onion (2)
  • Add whole garlic to the mix as well: 5-6 cloves (or more)

Mixed 4 liters of water and 8 Tablespoons of salt until all the salt dissolved. This is brine.

*I’m making extra for my mom and dad 😉

Wash all the vegetables and put them into a large pot.

Pour the Brine over the vegetables and cover.

Soak for 8-12 hours. Mixing often to make sure the vegetables are covered in the brine.

After the soak.

Strain the vegetables, but keep the brine. You’ll need it again.

Kimchee Sauce: Mix together

  • 2 tbsp Cayene Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chilli Pepper
  • Fresh Ginger, minced
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Garlic, mince

Toss the sauce into the vegetables and mix well.

Stuff, I mean stuff, the spiced-up vegetables into a jar or container with a removable lid.

Add the brine to the jar, covering the vegetables.

Place a cloth over the top and secure with a rubber band.

Ferment for a week or so, depending on the temperature. You can stir it when you think about it. Maybe once a day.

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