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  1. Hey Ted,

    I sure wish I had read this yesterday before jarring up 4 quarts and 2 pints of beautiful jalapenos I bought at our FMkt on Saturday, sounds fabulous! Something I’ve been doing to certain veggies before putting them in the jars is to soak them in spring/filtered water for an hour or so with some ACV splashed in – I think this helps loosen and remove any toxins and foreign material, and also inoculates w/ the Mother from the ACV.

    Yesterday was an intense ferment day for me, I travel a lot so have limited windows during which to get veggies started. I finished my coffee about 6am and jumped right into ferment preps, and completed clean-up about 6:30pm! Great day, very busy, but quite gratifying. In the jars: 2qts/1pt Green Tomatoes, 4qts/2pts Jalapenos, 2qts/1 1/2pts Sauerkraut, 1qt/2pts Dilly Green Beans, and 3qts Brussel Sprout Kimchi. Can’t wait to try them! Last Weds I put up 5pts Garlic cloves, whoa, quite a chore pealing that batch! And my room smells of heavenly garlic as the jars out-gas.

    For an easy method to peal large amounts of garlic, check this out: http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/01/how-to-peel-a-head-of-garlic-in-less-than-10-seconds/. It works well, however I found that I still had to hand peal or re-shake many of the cloves to get the job done. I shook 1-2 heads worth of garlic at a crack, if you put too much in apparently it is less effective, next go round I’ll try more to see how it works. I used 6qt plastic salad bowls for the apparatus. You will have particles of garlic skin fluttering around, but easily swept up after completing your task.

    Something else I’ve been doing is to cut the jalapenos and green tomatoes in half length wise so the ferment can easily access the inside tissues. Worked great with the green toms last fall, so hoping for similar results from the jalapenos.

    Next up will be delicata squash, such a wonderful squash, a tad bit sweet w/ edible skins. I have a really great recipe for balsamic roasted delicata on my website, folks rave about it all the time. Check it out: http://www.extravagonzofoods.com – our site is currently under maintenance but we should have it up again soon.

    thanks for all your recipes and ideas Ted, I am looking forward to a winter filled with beautiful, healthful, fermented veggies.

    Keep ‘m smiling… Tom

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