Friday, September 9, 2022

How to Make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage in it's simplest form.  However that can be a bit bland and not terribly enjoyable to a lot of people, myself included.  This take on sauerkraut is what I enjoy.  The caraway seed is not for everybody but if you're eating sauerkraut by itself then you've got other problems.

Throw this kraut on sausage, wienerschnitzel or any other form of meat and that is exactly where this recipe shines.  The licorice taste of the caraway seed combined with meat is a truly savory combination that deserves a seat at the finest meat houses.  If the caraway seed isn't your thing then simply don't add it or add some other spice that you think you will like.  What fun would the world be if we all did everything the exact same way and enjoyed the exact same things???  Try something new to you and perhaps you'll find yourself in a whole new world!

Friday, September 2, 2022

MidSummers Nightly Update

"What is right in one case is not what is right in another; What is wrong in one case is not what is wrong in another." - Huainanzi

Smiling Garlic
There's always goodness to see in the world, it's just a matter of if you choose to see it; such as this smiling garlic.

This has been quite an interesting year so I figured I'd write a quick midsummer update on what is going on in the urban farm.  So far the weather has been fairly mild this year compared to others.  There was snow in the last week of May but no other notable storms, there was a fair amount of rain early on in the summer then as things dried and heated up, no major storms to speak of (so far, knock on wood).  Longs Peak mountain (14,259 ft / 4,346 m) to the direct west continues to do a top notch job of splitting storms to go north and south of town, generally sparing Longmont of any major storms that are moving the typical west to east direction.