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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fermented Summer Squash, Dig it


12 comments:

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Girl - I need to hang out with you for a week or 2 so you can teach me these amazing things. When you back them into smaller jars, do you have to process them in a hot water bath? Hugs to you!

Walk in the Woods said...

An'Angelia ~ that would be a blast ~ I'd LoVe to paint with you!

As for this ferment - and *any* ferment - no processing is necessary. In fact, heating it kills the beneficial bacteria that "keeps" it and that's *so* good for us when we eat it. I just put it in smaller jars so it will fit in my frig and/or pantry shelves.

greekwitch said...

As always, you have amazing ideas that inspire us all. I think i will try that. It did n't seem that hard!
I am always afraid of trying to make pickles, jams and anything in container because i am afrais that i will either poison us or spoil a lot of product!

Kim said...

Love it. May be doing that with some bounty this week. Thanks for the "recipe" I made cordita on Friday and today I'm making mustard pickles.

Kim said...

I love hearing about all your bounty and how you use it. I have been attempting more fermented goodies in my kitchen, so I like hearing what you do. I am making zucchini relish today. Lots of zucchini relish.

Walk in the Woods said...

greekwitch, it's not hard at all. Simple brine fermenting is really one of the simplest ways to safely preserve food.

Mmmmm … mustard pickles. If you ever want to trade a pint, let me know, Kim#1!

Hope you're having fun with your bounty of zucs, Kim#2. Mine will be coming soon … these that I fermented where from a farmers market.

greekwitch said...

Singing to my baby! What a beautiful picture you painted there.
Have a blessed day.

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful and yum!

Sharkbytes said...

So they end up like pickles?

Walk in the Woods said...

Yes, Sharkbytes ~ they are naturally fermented zucchini pickles!

Effy said...

OM nom nom nom!!

Michele said...

Wow. Very interesting. See, I always thought you couldn't preserve squash except for freezing because it might turn to mush. Hmmmm...