Sauerkraut

Adventures in making Sauerkraut from Sandor Katz’s book and Michael Pollan’s recipe based on it 2018/05/19 1 head of red cabbage 1 head of green cabbage 4.4 lbs total Grated on Babcii’s cabbage slicer! Added 4.4 * 1.5 tsp salt = 6.6 tsp + a little extra = 8 tsp …

Apple Cider Vinegar

How to make cider vinegar Make apple cider alcohol Open lid to allow air to enter the container.  Replace lid with cheesecloth …

Bees

Summary of bees from each year 2018 Ordered a local queen and bees from BeeKind in Sebastopol.  When talking to the beekeeper, he …

Campgrounds

Notes for reserving campgrounds with links to reservation sites… Reservations ReserveAmerica National Sites open up 6 months early, at midnight?  Each day …

Burningman Wood Pendants

I’ve been making wooden pendants as gifts almost every year I’ve been to Burning Man- first with our longtime Transit Lounge camp, …

Babka

I adapted this recipe from Babcii’s original recipe, but added more butter for more richness.  I’m following the Tartine recipe otherwise.  Makes …

Wild mushroom buscuits

from http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/chanterelle.html Mushroom Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits This quick biscuit recipe is especially good when fresh chanterelles are in season. Other mushrooms …

Cider 2016

Plan to ferment single-varietal ciders so we can taste the flavors of each, and then blend them afterward. I posted on nextdoor.com …

Apple grinder and press

After looking for apple grinder plans, I found the one from Woodgears to be the best design for me.  The first year, …

Crabapple Cider 2015

Making a test batch of cider using local bittersharp crabapples from the house at the corner of Mangels and Nordhoff 35 lbs …