Posted 2012-January-12, 07:09
I am somewhat dubious about a recipe which is (essentially)
Slice up a lot of cabbage
Throw it into a crock
Mix in some salt, mustard seeds, caraway seeds and juniper berries
Top with a nice glass of buttermilk
leave it alone at room temperature to rot for a month or so
Posted 2012-January-13, 09:19
In all fields of endeavour emotion is the arch-enemy of judgement.
Posted 2012-January-13, 12:51
My grandma always used barrels to prepare the cabbage for the winter, or some large containers. She used cabbage (whole cabbages, not chopped cabbage), salt (not iodized, coarse salt), dry dill, horseradish, sour-cherry leaves, and other spices i cant remember. But the secret was how she always "winded" it - that is she put a long tube inside the barrel and blew the water every 2-3 days to make sure it doesn't catch mold at the surface. For smaller containers, she would pour out the water and then pour it back in the barrel. After about a week or so it was already a bit sour and good to eat.