Mustard

The word mustard derives from Latin, mustum (fermented wine) + ardens (“hot” seeds). The well-known spicy condiment is made from the seeds of either the white (aka yellow) mustard plant …

Chinese Sauerkraut (Suan Cai)

Chinese sauerkraut dates back almost 5,000 years! Traditional varieties are made with Chinese (Napa) cabbage or mustard cabbage (gai choy). I consider this recipe to be a hybrid of sauerkraut …

Kimchi (Napa Cabbage) 김치

Kimchi originates from Korea, and roughly means “salted vegetable.” There are hundreds of ways to make it, offering an unlimited canvas on which to paint different flavors. Use any crunchy …

Beet Radish Kimchi

In general, I have a passionate ambivalence to beets. I know it’s a superfood; I’m trying to work on it. Inevitably whenever I put one in my mouth, I still …

Spicy Sauerkraut

Looking to spice up your basic sauerkraut? Give this variation a go… adjust the level of heat to your liking. This recipe posts up about a 2 out of 5 …

Ponytail Radish Kimchi

Young radish (yeolmu 열무김치) aka “ponytail” ‪‎kimchi‬ is a summer delicacy. Use the whole veg, stems and all! Traditionally it is made with fresh green and red chiles. I substituted red …

Cranberry Jalapeño Sauerkraut

Looking for an autumn or holiday themed sauerkraut? This tart-sweet-spicy version has it all! Cranberry Jalapeño Sauerkraut   Print Prep time 1 hour Fermentation time 7-28 days   Yield: 2 …

Brussels Sprouts Kimchi

I did an experiment to see if Brussels Sprouts (a close cousin to Napa and green cabbage) would make a good kimchi. Not surprising, it does! At first I quartered …