There’s a major winter storm headed toward the Middle Atlantic tonight with our Delaware Valley area potentially seeing 12 to 18 inches. The kids are excited. Me, not so much. Despite being born in the winter, I am much more fond of spring, summer, and fall. I am not retiring here.
In the meantime, I started a bunch of soaking projects that I can work on tomorrow while the kids and my husband are out in the snow.
For instance, did you know that you can culture your own buttermilk using real buttermilk? It has to be real. No ingredients on the container other than cultured buttermilk. Mix one cup buttermilk with 3 cups milk, whole milk in my case, and let sit for 24 hours.
I also have a bowl of whole wheat flour soaking in buttermilk for pumpkin gingerbread muffins which I’ll make tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the day that I start a new batch of kombucha. My kombuch hasn’t been as fizzy as of late so I made a few changes based on some tips I found on Kelly the Kitchen Kop. If the changes don’t work, I’ll start over with a new scoby.
My last soaking project uses wheat berries. I’m soaking these to sprout them and make sprouted flour. If all goes well. These wheat berries have been sitting in the cupboard for over a year after I bought them on a whim. If they will still sprout, I should see some green shoots in a few days.