October a seed is planted
November a seedling transplanted
February a kraut fermented
For those of you who give a crap about cabbage, today would have given you joy. Waiting this long has really build up a lot of anticipation. They have become like family pets, sitting, waiting out there. If only they knew what I had planned for them...
A brutal beheading happened here today, I callously cut three likely heads of cabbage from my patch.
I'm salivating at the thought of the alchemy that is sauerkraut. Essentially sauerkraut is only these two things; cabbage, and salt. Everything else is created by microorganisms and time, beautiful right? There are multiple organisms needed to take plain cabbage to the state that is sauerkraut, all of which are naturally present on cabbage (thank you kraut goddesses).
The sauerkraut process is simple:
Shred a cabbage (or three).
Pound into a container.
Keep air off proto-kraut ( I can make up my own words if I want).
Store in a place that isn't too cold.
Wait a week or so.