I now have a copy of Asa Simonsson's book: Fermentation, one of many books on the topic, borrowed from the library. It was the one book I decided to buy....When my friend Mandy became interested in the first ferment that I posted, she asked me what book would I recommend. I said if you needed just one book, I suggested my go to book: Fermentation. We shall most probably be working through that book together over the next few months.
Only a few days ago, Mandy who is also a 'Sourdough Enthusiast' and I decided to join an on line 3 day fermentation course. It is really a lead up to a paid for course, and for the moment the first three days will be a way for us to become immersed in the topic. Mandy also suggested watching The Homesteading Family. Carolyn has a lovely disposition and gives clear and practical advice and recipes. What I like is that Carolyn suggests using things you may already have...
With a little change to the ingredients: some orange peel left from my breakfast orange, some lovely bright green young fronds from the garden fennel, and a teaspoon of fennel seed.
The salt I used was a special one brought as present with loads of minerals
Adding the seeds and herbs
And a little pounding with my Pickle Packer, another lovely present. saw the juices running.. I remembered Carolyn's tip about using something you already have to weigh down the carrots so that they are below the surface. I happen to have a smaller jar and its lid is very nearly the same size as the jar.
Finally the jar is closed, and I mark the outside with the date of making and the in about three days little bubbles should be forming, and then it will be time to move it to the fridge.