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#1 of 8 Old 05-09-2007, 04:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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One more newbie question for today:

Can I ferment kale or other greens? Our CSA is going heavy on the greens right now (kale, spinach, chard, turnip and beet greens) and I was wondering if any of these would work for fermentation.

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I am wondering that too... Jessica Prentice mentios something about the Ladakhis fermenting kale, but it involved partially sundrying it first, then fermenting and then drying again...doesn't sound so appetizing to me

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I just got a great book called "Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning : Traditional Techniques" and I think there may be a kale recipe in there. I will look when I get home tonight.

I know there is one for preserving chard stalks... I'll be trying that when my chard gets out of hand, as it does every year!

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I know there is one for preserving chard stalks... I'll be trying that when my chard gets out of hand, as it does every year!


Thanks so much for any recipe you share. Can you share the one(s) for the chard, as well?
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I want that book ( and I have a birthday, mothersday and an anniversary coming up...yay me
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Hi there. I've made Version 1 and 2 of this recipe: http://www.bodyecology.com/cveggies.php and I've made version 2 with beet (excellent!) and version 2 with kale on another occation. I added some kefir whey and a little salt with all of them and they were quite good. My favourate sauerkraut recipe so far is version 2 with beet. YUM!

Two days ago I made the kimchi recipe in NT and used turnips instead of daikon radish. It smells good so far. So yes, you can add these in your lacto fermented veg or sauerkrauts. Happy fermenting!
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Unfortunately no recipes in my fancy book. Just how to keep kale in your garden from freezing so you can harvest it all winter.

Tcarwyn, you TOTALLY want this book. It's by "the gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivante", a sort of commune thingy in France, and some of the ideas in there are amazing - did you know if you put apples in a box with dried elderflowers for 6 weeks, the apples will taste like pineapple? I totally have to try that one.

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oh man, that sounds fantastic...I am putting it on the list (next to a WAPF membership and one to my local Slow Food USA group)

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