Tomorrow is Tasting Day

History: I fermented cucumbers for the first time. Now it’s tasting time. Well tomorrow is. And I have everything I need – medicine for upset stomach, *etc.*, my phone in case I need a medical evacuation, the list goes on. Everything is set. Altan says to wait 6-7 days from the start of fermentation. I waited 5 because the bubbles stopped (his other symptom of … Continue reading Tomorrow is Tasting Day

A review of my last batch

  I’m sitting with my laptop, pickles in a small cup next to me. Testing the aftertaste is something we absolutely have to tolerate in order to perfect our recipes. I’m in heaven. Actually, I’m trying to decide whether these cucumbers were past their prime or not. I think the answer is yes. My most trusted adviser, my brother, thought the same when I asked … Continue reading A review of my last batch