In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I'm taking listener questions, including:
- foam on sauerkraut
- whether to pour off liquid in sourdough starter
- how to make your own sourdough starter
- how to take a break from sourdough starter
- looking for a raw milk herd share in Southern Oregon
- whether or not hemp seeds need soaking
- Tip of the Week: fruit fly trap
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Here are the questions I answered in this episode, in the order they're answered (in case you want to skip around). The podcast contains my answers, plus if I mentioned any additional resources, they are linked here along with the question.
Debra asked: I made sauerkraut Friday in a dedicated crock. I lifted the lid to look in Saturday and there is foam all at the top. I don't recall having foam the last time (about 6 months ago) but I may have just forgotten. Is foaming part of the process, or does this mean something is different?
Sandi asked: I am very excited that I have started to make sourdough starter. On the second day I have oodles of bubbles (yeah)…… there is at least a half an inch of liquid on the bottom. I am not sure I want the strong sour flavor, though. Is it ok to drain the liquid out at this point? Should I wait a few more days? I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to using this starter for breakfast. I look forward to learning so much from you all. Many Blessings!
Sandi, on the podcast, I am sorry that I didn't answer the part of your question that had to do with pouring off the liquid while you're making the starter. Yes, you can pour it off when it is established, but you shouldn't pour it off while building it up. I am sorry I missed that part of your question!
Elizabeth asked: How do I make my own sourdough starter? I want to avoid commercial yeast. And avoid sugars. I prefer not buy a starter either because I'll probably throw it out yearly at Passover.
Paula asked: I live in Southern Oregon, and I recently stumbled upon your podcast. I love them! I have many back podcasts to catch up on, so I am not current with them yet. I recently listened to the one on herd shares with the gentleman who lived in Cottage Grove. I am wondering if you know of any herd shares in the Southern Oregon area, and if so, what to look for in cleanliness, costs, etc.? I would really love to provide fresh milk and cheeses for my family.
Rhonda asked: Wardee, I so enjoy your podcasts! I have a question for you. I have been using hemp seeds in my morning smoothies. In a recent podcast question, a listener asked if chia seeds and flax seeds need to be soaked. It made me think: do hemp seeds need soaking? Can you answer this question?
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