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Jul 21, 2014

My Firsts- Corn Relish & Fermenting, A Flock You Have To See!



My First- Corn Relish-
I finally decided to make some corn relish. I'd read about it for a while, but never had it. I might have tried it somewhere years ago, but I don't remember. I used use all fresh veggies, except the corn. I went with canned, horrors! I used the basic recipe online, and added 2 jalapenos. Smelled good as it simmered! I will be just refrigerating this batch, might can some another time... It was great with spicy, buttermilk-soaked fried chicken! Slightly spicy, and very tangy...


My First- Fermenting- I bought a 1/2 gallon fermenting jar kit, with an airlock lid, to get me started fermenting. I know you don't need one, but I was buying water kefir grains anyway, so what the hay. I bought mine here- Culturesforhealth.com The photo is incorrect and shows a 1 gallon, not the 1/2. I used their recipe and modified it a bit, and here we go!

You can see the ceramic weighting ring, keeps things submerged. 

Ready to go!

The airlock releases the gas.

I had more cukes than I needed so I used a recipe here for simple fermenting Myhumblekitchen and made 2 jars the old fashioned way, burping required. I thought I'll do a taste test when they're all done!

Grow baby grow! They're in a dark, cool place doing their thing...
   
How adorable!

A Flock You Have To See!
I saw these on Bornambitous-Bornimaginative, and they are so dang cute! She always has great photos of her kids and her place. She's doing a giveaway, so check them out! They come with a nest box, egg, and birth certificate. For those discriminating flock owners :)



5 comments:

Katie Riedel said...

Those chicks are so cute! I want to ferment another round of peppers soon. My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

Nancy po said...

Yes, they are pretty cute!

Brandy Forras said...
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Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

Sorry I don't sell any, but you can buy then online from Culturedfood.com, etc. I would suggest you not post your phone # on public blogs, use email instead...

Brandy Forras said...

Thank you for getting back to me. I thought of that right after I did it but didn't know how to delete the comment. I figured it out though so I'll delete it now. Thanks again.

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