Category Spring

Fermentation is not only flavor enhancement, but above all preservation. Before we could buy all vegetables and fruit at any time in the supermarket, we ate what was harvested in season. It's nice that we have recently returned to buying seasonally and regionally, thus protecting the environment.

Nevertheless, we can nibble white asparagus in autumn, for example - if we have fermented it in early summer.

I'm loving it.

PS. I have sorted the recipes by seasons of the moderate climate zone (nemoral climate, 7b - 8a). In other climate zones this sorting does not make sense, of course.

Wild garlic kimchi

Wild garlic kimchi

They say Sanmaneul Kimchi, as wild garlic kimchi is called in Korean, is a kimchi of the dark side. Its intensity is unheard of and the taste makes me dream of Korean forests and mountains. This kimchi is a real umami bomb and decently garlicky...

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Fermentierter vietnamesischer Blumenkohl

Fermented cauliflower Vietnamese style

Dieses tolle Kurzzeitferment habe ich im Herbst 2021 von Hang gelernt, und es ist mir eine Ehre, das Rezept hier zu teilen und ausserdem etwas Wissen über vietnamesische Fermente zu verbreiten. Da Blumenkohl auf vietnamesische Art einfach zuzubereiten und schnell…

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Fermentierter Curtido

Curtido Salvadoreño

El Curtido es un tipo de col relish ligeramente fermentada. Es típico en la cocina salvadoreña y la de otros países centroamericanos, y está normalmente hecha con col, cebollas, zanahorias, orégano, y a veces zumo de lima; se parece al sauerkraut, al kimchi o la tarta coleslaw. Wikipedia Curtido ist eine Art leicht fermentierter Krautsalat. Er…

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Topinambur fermentieren mit Miso

Fermented Sunchokes

Especially in autumn, at the beginning of the season, I receive many questions about how to ferment Jerusalem artichoke. After the vegetable had lost its importance over the centuries, the popularity of the tubers has been growing strongly again for several years. Jerusalem artichoke, dialectally also...

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beet kvass

beet kvass

Beet Kvass or beet kvass is one of the most famous and simple recipes for fermented drinks and is highly appreciated, especially in the USA. Its origin from Russia or Eastern Europe is not historically proven. There kvass (квас), a...

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Löwenzahnblüten in Honig

Fermented dandelion champagne

"Oh, you guys here too?" Dandelion. The name alone is extremely sonorous, in all languages: Dandelion - Löwenzahn - Pissenlit - Diente de león - Mælkebøtte - ... That you can also easily make your own dandelion sparkling wine from the flowers,...

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Candy cane beet Kkakdugi Kimchi

Candy cane beet Kkakdugi Kimchi

I love beets. Red Beet, yellow beet and striped beet. These bulbs, called chioggia, look so impossibly beautiful that I can't help myself and have to enhance them with fermentation. Fermented striped beet Kkakdugi Kimchi is almost more beautiful than...

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Wild fermentierte Karotten

Fermented carrot sticks

Sometimes it is nice to have a shady garden with large conifers, that is, a real forest garden. For example, in the summer, when it gets very hot in the city. Or in the spring, namely wild garlic grows on woody soils. Besides quite...

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German Sauerkraut

Traditional Sauerkraut

I am a real Kraut Rocker. Sauerkraut is nothing more than white cabbage preserved by fermentation, or lactic acid fermentation, and is probably one of the best known German dishes. Kraut has also entered the vernacular as a stereotyping term for Germans worldwide. Since cabbage...

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Miso im Glas

Homemade miso

Miso (japanisch 味噌) ist eine Würzpaste, die in Japan seit Jahrhunderten traditionell aus Sojabohnen, Salz und Kōji fermentiert wird. Kōji ist gedämpfter Reis, Gerste, anderes Getreide oder Pseudogetreide, auf dem Koji-Schimmelsporen kultiviert wurden. Dieser fabelhafte Schimmelpilz, wissenschaftlich offiziell Aspergillus flavus…

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Mzhave, Georgian Cabbage fermented with Beets

Ukrainian Pelustka

Pelustka is fermented pink peasant sauerkraut with beet and celery The strong color, spicy taste and robust texture, fermented white cabbage Ukrainian style (Ukrainian Pelyustka or Пелюстка) is one of the most popular snacks in all Eastern European states...

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Georgian Sauerkraut

Georgian Kraut

Sauerkraut with herbs of Georgian cuisine. Georgia, one of the oldest settlement areas of mankind, is a mountainous country with access to the Black Sea. Due to the different climatic zones and the resulting diversity of cultivated products developed a seasonally delicate and varied...

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fermentierte rote Bete mit Vanille und Ingwer

Fermented beet

I love beet. I have always loved them. As a child, I ate kilos of pickled beet. No wonder fermented beet is high on my list. Traditionally with cucumber or pickling spices, with apple or...

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Za'atarkraut. Fermentiertes Sauerkraut mit Gewürzen.

Za'atar Kraut

Za'atar kraut, which is sauerkraut with my homemade za'atar spice blend, is my youngest son's declared favorite. Rightfully so. Sumac, oregano and sesame seeds bring wonderful tart, fresh and aromatic nutty flavors to otherwise plain sauerkraut. Fermented sauerkraut with za'atar seasoning. The beauty of sauerkraut...

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