|lacto-fermeted radishes and carrots|
Let me encourage you to just try. Try it. You just might like it. In a weird way, I think it's a bit addicting.
Hi, I'm Julie and I like to lacto-ferment food.
My latest experiment was with radishes, kohlrabi, carrots and garlic. Initially my plan was to lacto-ferment radishes. But I didn't have enough to fill a jar. So, I started rooting through my refrigerator thinking, "what goes with radish?"
After running everything through my food processor, I sprinkled a tablespoon of Real Salt over the bowl.
Next I needed some whey. You can get whey by lining a mesh colander with a paper towel or coffee filter and filling it with yogurt. Gravity causes whey to drip out.
However if you have other lacto-fermented veggies in your fridge, you can skim whey from those jars. I happened to have an almost empty jar of kimchi. I used the remaining juice (about 1/3 cup) to inoculate my new batch of radish/carrot/kohlrabi/garlic mixture.
|My mixture fresh out of the food processor.|
Let your jar sit on the counter for 3 days and lacto-ferment...or do its thang. On the third day, open the jar and taste. If it is tangy to your liking, it's done. Refrigerate.
What to do with this mixture?
It's yummy straight from the jar. Just a few tablespoons per meal enhances digestion.
I will mostly use it on salads - or anywhere I'd like to add a pop of color or zing of garlicy radishy taste. It was perfect in my brown rice salad.