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This week was our last winter CSA pickup for this season. *sigh* I often talk about all the wonderful root veggies that we get during the winter, and what I make with them. However, I don't talk a lot about the canned goods that we get from them - usually later in the CSA season as the root veggies grow fewer and far between.
The thing that I really like about the canned goods we receive is that it gives me a clue into what I should can for myself in the coming season. As my kids get older, their tastes develop, and there are some delicious and healthy home canned foods that they both really enjoy.
In the middle is the favorite of both of my children - dilly beans. They love them. And honestly don't eat green beans any other way. We receive both fermented dilly beans and regular canned dilly beans from our winter CSA, and my kids like them both. We find that the fermented dilly beans are a bit crunchier.
All the way to the right are the much loved sweet pickles. I have never canned pickles, but will definitely be doing it this year. I never liked anything but the kosher pickles you get from a sub shop until I had these sweet pickles. Now, one of my favorites.
On the left of the dilly beans is ruby kraut, which I eat with my salad every day, and on the right, fermented carrots - which I haven't tried, but I am sure will replace the ruby kraut when that is gone. I tried kimchi for the first time a few years ago, and realized that I loved fermented foods, especially spicy fermented foods. Now I try to eat some fermented veggies every day. Fermented foods help aid in digestion and build up the immune system. They also contain huge amounts of probiotics, which are helpful in healing your gut.
That first jar? All the way to the left? Well, that is the coveted tomatillo salsa. That will be for dinner tonight with nacho chips and black beans. I have never attempted growing tomatillos, but every time I have this salsa it makes me want to try. So perhaps that will be a new plant in my garden this summer!
What are you eating this week?
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