We met at Lewis Park (Kids’ Dream park, south of town on M-40) Sunday August 3 at 3pm for a presentation on solar dehydrators, solar ovens, and an informal potluck meal (bring whatever you like, doesn’t have to be cooked by the sun!). We talked about ways of preserving the harvest and demonstrated how a simple homemade dehydrator works, as well as a solar oven. See the flyer and event photos below!
At this meeting, we discussed and sampled a wide variety of naturally-fermented foods. Foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, wine, beer, cheese, chocolate, soy sauce, kombucha, miso, kimchi, are all fermented and these, along with many others, are consumed daily all over the world.
We watched a video by master fermenter Sandor Ellix Katz, learned about the process and the health benefits of of preserving food this way, and had samples of homemade sauerkraut, miso soup, as well as dill pickles, sourdough bread, kimchi, pickled radish, pickled greens, and more.
Here’s a short video introducing you to the concepts, followed by a longer, more in-depth demonstration video like the one we watched, for those who want more detail.