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Monday, August 5, 2013
Fermenting Cucumbers and Beans
With the last of my plots bush beans and the first of the cucumber glut, I decided to try fermenting again. I pulled some dill weed from my garden, and put in it a hot water washed jar with 1/2 cup of pickling salt and some hot pepper flakes. The cucumbers I put into the jar with the salt, a few peppercorns, and more dill weed. I filled both jars with tap water, ensuring the vegetables were covered, and then put a piece of parchment paper over top with an elastic to let it breathe a bit, but to keep the bugs out. Let's see how these go! The cabbage and garlic scapes are delectable!!