This is a great homemade hot sauce that resembles Asian rooster sauce. No preservatives. Fermented for 4 days. Made with green cayennes instead of long red chili peppers, and rice vinegar instead of harsh regular vinegar. Thus, better, I feel. I started with 3 lbs of green … [Read more...] about Homemade Sriracha Chili Sauce (aka “Rooster Sauce, aka “the big bottle of red hot sauce in Vietnamese restaurants”)
Canning and Preserves
Here's an article I wrote for for Fine Dining Lovers on vacuum-infusing quick pickles. Kosher dills these ain't. I tell the story of a farmers market in Seattle and write about not spilling vinegar all over a giant chamber infuser. Boy, that would have been embarrassing. … [Read more...] about Vacuum-Infused Maple-Brandy Peaches and Champagne-Tarragon Chanterelles
Why would you make one batch of sauerkraut when you could make three? That was the theory behind this year's non-spicy cabbage fermentation binge. In addition to the annual kimchi fest, I invited friends over to make less fiery ferments (speaking of that, it's a great … [Read more...] about This Year’s Sauerkraut: Three Ways
There's no better way to warm up on a cold day than with spicy-hot kimchi! Good thing I have an annual tradition of making approximately 18 litres of the Korean red pepper cabbage ferment with my friend Joel. But in preparation for the day-long event, I had to eat the rest of … [Read more...] about Kimchi 2016 (Plus fried rice and kimchi jigae recipes, aka “what to do with the rest of last year’s batch”)
If you're like me, zucchini have taken over your life. Maybe you don't have a community garden plot with four enormous zucchini plants, blossoms so big you thought they were squash and baseball bat-sized green summer squash hiding under thick green branches and enormous lily … [Read more...] about What Do I Do With That Zucchini?