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Hi, I am Jo and this is my blog about my life. Here you will find entries on cooking, gardening, food safety and the interesting things happening in my search for an inexpensive and healthy way of living. My home is located in North Florida and I am relearning how to take care of myself at almost 50. This is the deep South so my garden and season may be a bit different than yours. I look forward to seeing what you have to say as time passes. Read on and have a beautiful day!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pickled Peppers, Sauerkraut and Kimchi

Saturday was a busy day! After working in the morning the afternoon was spent making kimchi, 12 Quarts of pickled peppers and 4 pints of sauerkraut.

Could I manage to find my recipes for any of these items. Nope. Luckily, the Ball Blue Book worked for all but the Kimchi.

The recipe for Kimchi can be found at the david lebovitz living the good life in Paris blog. The address is here:  http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/02/a-kimchi-recipe/
Talk about a great post with awesome pictures!!! It is an easy to follow recipe and since there was no daikon in the fridge it was omitted.

It was awesome the same day and even better today. Thus my mom, who loves Kimchi, now has a quart finishing fermenting at her house. Though it must be admitted a small amount is stashed in the garage fridge.
The beer can smell the Kimchi but not me with my milk.

Sauerkraut is fermenting in the back room. Lovely, for hot dogs and pork later in the year.

The peppers, however, took 4 hours and a 15 year old food processor to make them happen. Let me just add 1 bushel of cubanelle peppers is A LOT!!! Latex gloves are a necessity!!!!

Plans for this week include starting dill pickles and bread and butter pickles.  Attempts for later this year include caponata ans spiced rum!



  1. Wow! You have been busy! I've never had kimchee but I make sauerkraut every year if the cabbage in the garden does well.

  2. Yes ma'am.
    Looks like you have been busy redecorating. Can't wait to see the finished results.


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