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Savory                                                                                                                               Sweet

Red, White & Blue

In celebration of July 4th, let's ferment using the colors of the flag!
Alright, it may seem like a strange combination of ingredients, but they work together, and the result can either be served with a savory or
sweet dish.
 

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Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon sea salt dissolved in 3-1/2 cups filtered water
1-1/2 cups fresh organic strawberries (ripe, but firm), stemmed
15 (approx.) small radishes, peeled
1-1/4 cups fresh organic blueberries
1 cinnamon stick

1. Bring water to a boil and dissolve the salt. Allow to cool completely.
2. Place the blueberries, then radishes, then strawberries into a one-quart mason jar.
    The top of the strawberry layer should reach a little about the shoulder of the jar. Add in the cinnamon stick.
3. Pour the cooled salted water ( or otherwise known as the brine) onto red, white and blue mixture.
   There should be enough brine to cover the top of the strawberries by 1 inch.
4. Place your Kraut Source onto the jar according to directions. Place in a dark cool spot on your kitchen counter.
5. Ferment for about 7 days.
   If the ambient temperature in your kitchen is around 72 - 75 F, that's perfect.  If it's warmer, ferment for about 5  days, then stored
  in the fridge until ready to use.

Serving Suggestions

  • Over a salad:
    Use the fermented brine plus extra virgin olive oil + a little fresh lemon juice + salt & pepper, for the dressing.
    Toss mixed salad greens with the dressing, and then top with grated parmesan cheese, and the fermented strawberries, radishes*,
    and blueberries.
    *The radishes will turn pale pink from the strawberry pigment.
  • Over ice cream! Yummmmm.
    Scoop out some vanilla ice cream, top with a few of the fermented strawberries and blueberries. (I wouldn't do the radishes, unless
    you have a very adventurous palate.) Drizzle on a tablespoon of maple syrup.  The mild saltiness of the fermented fruits balance well with
    the sweet ice cream, AND provides probiotics!

Happy Fermentation and 4th of July!!!