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The joys of lactofermentation

I had a pretty productive weekend, and took advantage of the extra day and my returning energy to get a bunch of stuff done.
So, this weekend, my childe and I:

watched three movies
made low carb “tortilla”chips from Cleochatra’s recipe at the  Lighter Side of Low Carb

made 1 gallon of pickles using the recipe from “Wild Fermentation”
also did a quart jar of sliced pickles

canned 10 quarts of tomatoes
canned 5 pints of plum jam

sewed 5 jumper-style dresses for work (for me)
added an online store to this site and Amazon book widget (I broke the store tonight; have to get my friend to fix it, lol)
Listed a bunch of books for sale on Amazon
Took pics of my old clothes that are still in good shape and got them ready to list on EBay
blanched, vacuum sealed and froze  5 bags of pattypan squash

made stock from the Big Bone
added more food to the food storage tracker
barbecued (actually… grilled, and the Old Man did that, we just made the sides…well, he made the potato salad)
I am getting closer to the energy level I used to have.  I am thinking about ordering more cod liver oil, maybe another food based supplement.  Definitely more liver

I checked on the pickles tonight and they are fermenting madly!  I can smell the garlic and dill and can’t wait to try them!
I have really enjoyed Wild Fermentation and plan on trying more recipes from it; I will post pics and results as I go along.

What’s for dinner this week?

In no particular order:

Lots of pickled veg, fresh from the garden: onion, cukes, peppers, carrots and cabbage (bought those two); sliced marinated tomatoes from the garden, salads with different lettuces and pickled veg (as in lacto fermented).

rib eye steaks with heavy cream and pepper sauce, grilled, with fresh squash and cornmeal fritters (that’s up tonight, I just decided;

a pot of beans that have been sprouted and have a lovely ham hock in ’em, along with hot southern cornbread and cultured butter;

baked chicken drizzled in butter and rosemary from the garden, with the cavity stuffed with onion and sprinkled in sea salt and nice new potatoes and veg again!

pork  chops smothered in a heavy cream/coconut milk based sauce, with mushrooms and onions; mashed potatoes with garlic and cream, more garden veg or salad and “no knead” bread that has soured longer than 24 hours (makes AWESOMe lunch bread with spreads);

“sneaky bastard” meatloaf with hidden organ meats (heart and a touch o’liver) and garlicky mashed potatoes with cream and butter, more veg from the garden;

Sausages galore, grilled with sourdough bread (along with liverwurst and braunschweiger and sauerkraut, yum!);

deep fried squash from the garden with herbs and cornmeal in the batter;

ham and cheese omelets with potato latkes and toast from no-knead bread;

watermelon and cantaloupe by the bowl;

blackberry cobbler, with blackberries straight from the back yard;

a pot roast and veg cooked in the crock pot from the “Full Moon Feast” cookbook recipe, which is one of the best I have ever had;

and finally, copious amounts of beer, which I will review as I go along.

It is going to be a delish week!