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Jun. 25th, 2012

09:50 am - Something New

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Yesterday, I spent a "fascinating" afternoon doing something I've never done. I attended a Weston Price chapter meeting for the Morongo Basin. Seven women sat around a large table in a spacious, sunny kitchen while the leader demonstrated how to make saurkraut. She drained organic yogurt through cheesecloth, capturing the whey in a bowl, and used that whey, and salt, to season the shredded cabbage and get it started fermenting. She brought along many different glass mason jars containing foods that she had fermented: beets, garlic, lemons, apples, peaches, red and white cabbage, and some kind of hot pepper concoction that I didn't try. She also had made dehydrated vegetable "crackers" (no flour), and banana bread that was made from soaked spelt flour. Everything had whey in it, which seems to be the magical ingredient in Weston Price's diet. Increasing beneficial gut flora is his aim, and the more different fermented foods that we eat, the happier our guts will be, according to him.
I went home with a pile of printed material, some dvds, and my head spinning. So much information to absorb. Still, I'm planning on attending the next meeting in a month, as it seems like a wonderful group of women and a worthy skill to learn.


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From:Jennifer Morris
Date:July 6th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)

something new

i've been researching fermenting foods online and am looking forward to experimenting. i love the idea of gathering and sharing with a group too! there's something about gatherings and classes that adds to the fun and depth of learning. wish i lived closer..i'd join too. maybe i can find a group in portland!
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