Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A Bit of Vinegar
After making an insanely good batch of chunky applesauce, laden with brown sugar and cinnamon, I was left with a giant pile of apple cores and peelings. I love my apple-peeler-corer-slicer, by the way. One of the best kitchen gizmos I have ever invested in, hands down, no argument. But, after you work through a bucket of apples, you have a bunch of sticky things to deal with.
Usually, I chuck them in to the chickens, but they were gluttons already with a bunch of weeds and pears tossed in by my neighbors. So this time, I decided to try an experiment: I'm going to make my own vinegar.
I go through so much vinegar in a year, between canning, cooking and cleaning, that it is an appealing (heh heh, a-peeling) idea to make my own out of stuff I'd usually compost or feed to the hens. If it works, I will be one happy Chicken Lady. If it doesn't, well, it goes on the compost heap anyway. No big loss, and I am liking the idea of an experiment happening in my dark cupboard. Stay tuned for updates.