It is delicious. Victory! I let this sit on the counter in my one-gallon pickling crock for 5 weeks (7/18-8/25), occasionally skimming off anything that formed on the surface, and rinsing the cheesecloth and brine bag weighting down the cabbage.

It might be time to go looking for really good reuben recipes!


Here are some of the flowers I picked at the farm yesterday, along with my haul of tomatoes, red peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, A LOT of beets (to be pickled?!), lettuce, onions, dill, mint, basil, cilantro, 1 precious cup of blackberries picked from the fields, and, of course, zucchini.

And, lest you think that I am not knitting:


Another inch or so of my plain and simple pullover test-knit has appeared.

Happy Wednesday!


6 thoughts on “sauerkraut!

  1. My father in law I hear makes amazing sour kraut… I personally am not keen on sour kraut. My parents and inlaws tell me there’s something wrong with me – I’m supposed to love it being German. lol

    The flowers and knitting are lovely! Happy Wednesday to you too!

  2. I’m not keen on sauerkraut either but I admire your dedication. Your garden haul sounds wonderful! What is that gorgeous yarn you’re using?

  3. The Germanist in me is very excited about this Sauerkraut business. (Wouldn’t it make an awesome class project?!) I hope it accompanies many a delicious reuben.

  4. Oooo ever since I got Carla Emery’s “Encyclopedia of Country Living” I have wanted to try making saurkraut. Your success is encouraging!!

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