{photo diary} kimchee

Soooo I’ve dived in and started making Kimchee. I used 3/4 of the cabbage (the other 1/4 went into fried rice & an Asian-inspired salad.) I used the recipe I posted below. I’m on 1 day of the fermentation bonanza; meaning, I’ve done all the steps and the kimchee has been in its juices for 11/2 days so far. I did the 12-hour salt soak Friday afternoon-Saturday afternoon. Created the fermentation bath after the Freihofer’s race Here’s the pics on my progress….

cabbage in salt soak

radish & scallions in the ginger/sugar/red pepper mixture.

Kimchee in the making: Day 1 (I used a plastic pitcher I use for sun tea and a clean kitchen towel with clothing line clips.)

I’m keeping the container in our garage. I plan to take a picture daily, until day 7, when I will transfer the goods into jars and the frig. I’ll keep y’all posted.

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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4 Comments on “{photo diary} kimchee”

  1. Leslie
    June 7, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    Chirs, help! Did you get my questions I posted earlier? I want to start, too, but is it too spicy for little tongues? (as in mine and Laineys? :) )

  2. June 7, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    Oh no. I responded….maybe you didn’t get a notice that I did… Sorry- my answers are below :)

    • Leslie
      June 7, 2010 at 1:28 am #

      didn’t get the notice, sorry! thanks. ;)


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