Basic Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut recipe by Lisa Thornton

Sauerkraut or fermented cabbage, is widely popular in Germany. Think bread, sausages, and beer, and you’ll find sauerkraut as the best pairing to go with these German staples. Contrary to popular belief though, sour cabbage is not an original recipe by the Germans. In fact, it was the Chinese who first fermented cabbage in rice wine some 2000 years ago. It wasn’t until the 16th century when Europeans adopted the recipe using water and salt. During winter, people fermented barrels and barrels of unshredded cabbage, then served it as is or as a side dish to meat. From then on, it became a tradition. Continue reading “Basic Sauerkraut Recipe”

Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles

Get natural probiotics from fermented cucumbers.

Probiotics are naturally occurring bacteria that go a long way to promoting good health. They are beneficial in boosting immunity and digestion and in reducing eczema and infections. The fermenting process creates a healthy dose of probiotics that you can absorb as you enjoy delicious pickles in sandwiches and salads or just on their own for a tasty, nutritious snack. This recipe makes eight one litre jars of pickles. Pickles will last for up to two years, stored in a cool, dry place.
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