We're trying our hand at making sauerkraut this year
using the pretty crock we picked up last week.
My neighbor, Simone, who is from Germany sent over
some German juniper berries that is essential to
the kraut recipes that she if familiar with.
There are a variety of recipes and methods
plus probiotic and anti-inflamatory benefits associated
with fermenting cabbage so we're eager to try it
this year. According to sources, the Romans
carried it with them to prevent intestinal infections
when they were on military campaigns.
In addition, it provides vitamin C which prevents scurvy
and anyone who knows me well enough knows
I'm am peculiarly concerned about scurvy!
I have no idea why, blame it on my history teachers!
Now, I just have to learn to like it!
It looks like you can add other vegetables to it
which may improve the taste.