Tag: sauerruben

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Turnip Burnip

We have decided to call the sauerruben turnip burnip, the sauerkraut cabbage burnip, the brined beets beet burnip…you get the picture.  But mostly we call it delicious.  I brought the turnip burnip up from the basement this evening and we ate it with bratwurst (kosher from Atlanta, so-so), rice, and sautéed zucchini from the CSA.  […]

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Checking the Sauerruben

We just went into the basement to look at the sauerruben and check its progress.  My four year old’s assessment:  “That looks utterly revolting.”  I think it looks pretty good, but am not sure how to tell if it is actually fermenting properly.  I will taste it in another week or so, hopefully it won’t be revolting […]



I am so excited, I am about to make  my first, semi-experimental, batch of sauerruben.  It is basically sauerkraut made with turnips instead of, well, kraut (cabbage.)  I have my beautiful, clean, sweet hakurai turnips from the CSA waiting on the counter along with a bunch of gorgeous radishes, also from the CSA.  I have […]