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Hot Sauces and Cold Relishes using fermentation methods

Sun, 2018/06/17 - 6:30am

A NOTE ON THE BOKASHI COMPOSTING CLASS“The Bokashi composting class on June 10th was great. Taught us a different way to compost using fermentation and anaerobic composting method instead of the traditional aerobic composting that I have done. Going to definitely try this.”
Giant Veggie Gardener/The Tomato Lady of Santa Fe

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Now for the next Home Grown New Mexico class! Still room to sign up

Sunday, June 24th—
12 noon to 2 pm

Hot Sauces and Cold Relishes
In this workshop, you will learn how to make a fermented hot sauce from dried chiles and a spicy fermented relish (or chutney). We’ll also make pickled vegetables and discuss when (and when not) to use vinegar and/or refrigeration.

Fermentation is easy, but requires patience – a declining virtue in today’s “fast-food culture”. Many foods can be fermented, including condiments. Historians tell us that Confucius “would not eat food without its proper jiang (fermented condiment)”. Sriracha is now the #1 condiment in the U.S., replacing ketchup! A few years ago, that would have been unthinkable, but changing demographics and new research on the healthy biome has contributed to the rediscovery of ancestral practices of food preparation and preservation. For many, a little heat simply just tastes good!

Long before refrigeration and canning were invented, people preserved foods by salting and fermenting them. Salt inhibits the yeasts that break down sugars into alcohol, and creates an environment that allows lactobacilli to digest starches and make lactic acid. This lactic acid acts as a preservative and provides many other health benefits.

Please join us for a fun session of chopping and stuffing veggies, and tasting the results. Fermentation isn’t just about sauerkraut – there’s a whole world of veggies and fruits out there waiting for your discovery!

Instructor: Teri Buhl
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 non-member

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Bokashi-Japanese Composting Method

Wed, 2018/06/06 - 7:09am

Still time to sign up for this fantastic class using fermentation method from Japan for making compost. Totally different than traditional composting or vermi-composting. Gardeners should come and check this one out. Very easy method. Sign up below.

Sunday, June 10th—
12 noon to 2 pm

Bokashi Composting Method-Scraps to Soil in Weeks!
Have kitchen waste? Don’t like to turn piles? Want to make great soil? Then the Bokashi system of fermenting your kitchen waste might be for you. Utilizing a select set of micro-organisms, your waste is turned into a potent pre-compost which, when added to your soil, is rapidly converted to rich soil, ready to plant in a few weeks. What’s in your bucket?

Instructor: Kathy Morse
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 for non-member

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