Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Remember the Egyptian onions?
Earlier this Spring, I posted about Egyptian (walking) onions. Here is how they look now.
Each plant is topped with a cluster of little "sets". Eventually, they will fall over and the sets will take root. Yesterday, on a whim, I ate one raw when I was out there. It was really quite nice! So, I decided an experiment is in order.
Some mustard seeds..
2 bay leaves...
The "sets" all cleaned...
I also added some peppercorns, but do not have a photo here. I put all of these things in a jar with a rubber seal and wire bale and covered the contents well with a brine made of 1.5 Tablespoons salt and 1 quart water.
I went out and found some wild grape leaves and washed them carefully.
I put them in the jar and put 2 clean stones on top. I will let it set on the counter until it starts to get cloudy and a little bubbly, and then transfer it to the fridge for 6 weeks. I'll let you know how it turns out!