This weekend I finally got started on trying some new things. I guess the fact that it’s a long weekend gave me the extra motivation.
A few weeks ago, I bought a head of cabbage at the farmer’s market, and it’s been rolling around the fridge ever since. On Thursday I finally chopped it up, and my first batch of homemade sauerkraut is currently fermenting on the counter. Honestly, I’m not even sure if I like sauerkraut. It always seems to be served with pork, and I don’t eat pork. I guess I’ll find out in a few weeks!
Right next to my sauerkraut is a sourdough starter that I put together last night. I followed the instructions on The Fresh Loaf. The steps seem pretty foolproof, but, well, you know… Assuming it all works out, I should be trying my hand at homemade sourdough bread in the next week or two.
I also just ordered a bunch of new cultures, including a kombucha starter. We’ve been buying a bottle of Red Star kombucha at the farmer’s market each week. It’s great, but at $3.00 a pop, it’s not economical to drink more.