I have a confession... when my kids bring home the various food dishes that they have prepared in the woods, I only pretend to eat them. You know, the pancakes made with an exotic flour that they've smooshed into one of their used Tupperware containers from their lunch box so they could bring it home for their brothers to try. I think I took a tiny nibble of the autumn olive fruit leather, but that was pushing it for me. Don't get me wrong, I love all types of food, and I am not even a germ freak, but I know what my kids hands look like at the end of the day, and if that's what is touching my food.... you catch my drift.
That all changed the day they came home with kimchi that they fermented with Elizabeth. In fact, I gobbled it up and would sneak it at night after they went to bed. It was so deliciously crisp and full of flavors, my mouth couldn't hold back.
The boys chopped up cabbage, radish, garlic, scallion, and ginger then added Elizabeth's magical rice flour paste. Everything was massaged together then packed into mason jars with some brine and sealed up with a Pickle Pipe. In just over a week voila! - heaven in a jar.