Daniel Gasteiger, author of Yes, You Can! and Freeze and Dry it too; The modern step-by-step guide to Preserving Food, joins Eric on GF radio to talk about how to can vegetables, how to freeze food and vegetables, how to dry herbs and plants, and how to ferment cabbage and more neat stuff.
We talk about canning in a pressure canner and using the water bath method. Daniel doesn't think the high pressure canning is that much more involved than hot water bath method. The pressure canner has a shorter canning time, but it takes a while to get up to pressure and you have to let it cool down.
We also go in to fermentation of vegetables. Daniel talks about how to ferment cabbage and other vegetables that you wouldn't normally think were fermentable, like chickpeas.
I have on the to-do list of GardenFork shows and experiments, fermentation. Not just fermentation of beer, but I want to do sauerkraut, and it sounds like its very straightforward, according to Daniel.
Daniel's blog is http://www.smallkitchengarden.net/ You can follow him on www.twitter.com/cityslipper You can buy his book here
Great Episode as usual -
On the freezing containers I use Vacum Sealed Bags like the Food Saver. They are terriffic and as he said on the show, you can extend the life of your food unbelievable long time.
I also use an Excaliber Dehydrator for drying. It also is great for making Yogurt.
Looks like another Book to buy!
How do you make yogurt with the excaliber?
Daniel Gasteiger @ food dryer home
Thanks for listening, Lisa! Making yogurt in a dehydrator is little different from making yogurt in a yogurt incubator or an oven. Actually, it's much easier than making yogurt in an oven.
As the instructions are rather lengthy, I invite you to review them on my blog, Food Dryer Home. Here's the link to How to Make Yogurt with a Food Dryer.
Great show! I have the book on my must buy list. I haven't made sauerkraut in a few years, I hope to make some this fall. You'll never go back to store bought once you do.
Eric Gunnar Rochow
i'm fermenting some cabbage right now for a GF TV episode, inspired by daniel's book thx, eric.