365 days of cabbage

Ok, maybe not that many days of cabbage, but I’m beginning to feel like I might never see the end of it.  I received a cabbage in my weekly CSA at least five times already since January…and I still have two cabbages in my fridge!  I can’t keep up with all the cabbage!  I don’t care much for cooked cabbage by itself, so my options are to make cabbage roll casserole, soup, or sauerkraut.  Yesterday, I chose to make a new sauerkraut to accompany the other three jars of kraut in my fridge.  If you think sauerkraut is only good on sausage, think again! I put that #@*% on everything!  So far, I have made a regular sauerkraut, a brussels spout and cabbage kraut, and Fire Kraut.

Yesterday, I made Ginger Beet Kraut.  I had a small purple cabbage in the fridge and half of a green one, so that’s what went into today’s kraut.  I also had a few beets left from my CSA box a few weeks ago, so I got to use one of those as well.  For anyone that’s never made sauerkraut, it’s SO easy!  Cut up your ingredients, add some salt, mix it in with your hands, let it sit half an hour, put it in a jar, wait a few weeks and PRESTO-you have sauerkraut!  The hardest part is waiting a few weeks to taste test it.  Hopefully this batch tastes as good as the Fire Kraut!

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Author: shecooksalot

Thirty-something year old originally from Ontario, Canada, in a serious relationship with food. I love making new things in the kitchen- cooking, baking, dehydrating, fermenting, and canning. I try to eat healthy and avoid eating a lot of processed food. I love to make things at home from scratch.

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