Pineapple vinegar is made primarily from the leftover peel and core so it is both a delicious and ridiculously thrifty fermented food. Packed chock full of probiotics, we drink it like a shrub or use it in salads, sauces and cocktails.
Our little apple tree has produced several bushels of organic apples (no spraying here!) and this year, while processing these golden green rbs into apple sauce, I realized that the peel/core palooza could be made into apple cider vinegar.
Making wild vinegar is really neat, but what happens when you use that up and it's not cider pressing season yet? I tested out a theory using store-bought, pasteurized cider and the "gunk" left in my raw cider jar. Did it work? "Mother" says yes!