Something New - Livin' the Good Life
Jun. 25th, 2012
09:50 am - Something New
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.