Making Vinegar From Fruit Scraps, Beer, Coconut Water, Interview with Gregg Cole And More Herbs YCH#17
The wonderful world ofÂ vinegar!
Vinegar can easily be made from any fruit or even old wine or beer.Â Â You can easily make it from fresh apple cider, or fruit scraps.Â Here are some ideas:Â Recycling fruits for vinegars:
Pineapple vinegar – to 1 pineapple peeling choppedÂ add 1/4 cup sugar and about a quart or liter of water.Â Cover with cheesecloth to keep flies out.Â After about 1 week it will darken.Â At this point strain.Â Let it age at least 2-3 weeks more.
Think also about apples – peels and cores, bananas, grapes, berries, pears, plums, peaches.Â Think about blueberries or black berries.Â Same recipe 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar to 1 quart water over fruit scraps!
Switchel (vinegar based soft drink) : 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 inches grated gingerroot.
How about a blackberry vinegar?
Here is an idea just for fun; coffee vinegar: http://frombellytobacon.com/2012/10/25/coffee-vinegar-and-kombucha/
Hmmm, isn’t kombucha just a fermented (vinegar) tea….
I noticed a lot of recipes for fruit vinegars were just simmering fruit in white vinegar.Â I’m sure these taste fine and are probably great for salad dressingsÂ and marinating meat.Â However, I would like to make mine with “the Mother”.Â This way you also get all the probiotic goodness.
I interviewÂ Gregg Cole (AKA Gregg Carter)Â and here is a link to his blog:www.theruraleconomist.blogspot.com
More on herbs:
Chamomile, cleavers, comfrey and crampbark.
Dog urine removal link: http://www.dogchatforum.com/dog_urine_odor.htm#.USpiC8Ao7LQ
I keep forgetting to mention this:In answer to question: sauerkraut salt to cabbage ratio.Â ForÂ 5# cabbage add 3 TBL salt.