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As a child, Jeni fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie books, mostly because of all the wonderful things that were made at home from the simplest ingredients. Most weekends, Jeni can be found in her kitchen creating the basics for future meals. Culturing cheese and yogurt, breaking down larger cuts of meat into usable portions or for future grinding, fermenting cabbage, preserving fruits and veggies or dehydrating snacks of any variety keep her busy pretty much all weekend. When not involved in culinary pursuits, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, spinning and sewing as hobbies. She lives in Albany with her partner of 12 year and their bullmastiff.

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  1. Ida
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    Perish the thought, but I’m out of sauerkraut! Got to get out my Pickle Pros

  2. Your Mom
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    The picture was from Rock Mountain in Schoharie County. Do you remember that trip?
    And it was a 30 gallon crock…and it did stink! hahahahha
    The Kraut was good though.

    Yes, you called him Poppa first…Gamba had you seated on the kitchen table, and was trying to get you to say Grandma…she would look at you and say “Say Grandma”.. and you would look her square in the eye, and say “POPPA!”.. you played this game many times, then one day you replied “GAMBA”…she said Yay.. I’ll take it!

    So you named them both…….your prerogative, of course…..you were number one grandchild…and remember, Poppa always told you you were “Top Shelf”.

  3. ktvorwald
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    That’s a neat way to do it. I used the Wild Fermentation method of a bowl with a plate and a weight.. definitely krauty, but not nearly as runny/soft as I would like. I think I’ll give your method a try.

    1. Jeni B
      Jeni B at | | Reply

      I actually prefer mine crunchy so I’m not sure how effective this method would be at getting it soft. Mine has been fermenting for about three weeks now and it seems to be holding it’s shape up pretty well.

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