A super-easy preserve that adds a shocking color while also adding an amazing flavor to your pantry. One of the thrills of DIY (to me) is the ability to make relatively uncommon yet awesome ingredients. This is such an example.
How to make hot sauce from dried hot peppers (in this case we used morita peppers which are smoke-dried red jalapenos). The final produce was similar to adobo sauce; rich, smoky and slightly sour from the ferment.
Carrot pickles? For sure! You can do this recipe in minutes using one (or fewer) carrots or easily make even more. Fermented carrots are sweet (from the veg) and sour (from fermenting) and are great on their own, as condiments or added to a dish.
This is one of the more interesting dishes we've made; this one isn't for everyone. The apples remain crisp but much of their sweetness has been replaced with a tartness. These will be great in a slaw for fish tacos or a chutney.