Norwitz Notions

Norwitz Notions random header image

Freestone Fermentation Festival 2010

May 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Quick, name some fermented foods.  What did you come up with?  Beer? wine? cheese? pickles?  Let’s not forget yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, kombucha, natto, tempeh, vinegar, and bread.  These and more were the focus of the second annual Freestone Fermentation Festival in Sonoma County, California, May 15, 2010. This was my first time at this […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Food Commentary · Meals & Events
Tags: · , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cucumber Pickles

November 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

With all the various fermented vegetables I’ve made, somehow I never got around to making cucumber pickles.  But that changed this summer when I tasted a friend’s potluck offering and realized how much I missed them.  The vinegared pasteurized version from the store just doesn’t taste the same. My friend used slicing cucs (the kind […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Recipes · Snacks · Vegetable Dishes
Tags: · , , , , , , , , ,

Foodlab Gathering: Los Angeles, CA, 3/17/08

April 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Foodlab is an internet mailing list for sharing recipes, tips, support and more while discovering and living with food allergies/intolerances. Monica started the list a couple of years ago, after realizing that off-topic discussions of food allergies were starting to take over a parenting list. Most of the folks on Foodlab (the active posters anyway) […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Food Commentary · Meals & Events · Travel
Tags: · , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kim Chee

February 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Kim Chee (aka kimchi) is a wonderful collection of vegetables and spices brought together to ferment. This was my first attempt at making it. I used the recipe from Wild Fermentation, adapted a bit. Recipe: Napa cabbage (aka Chinese cabbage), 1 head chopped Daikon radish, 3 Leeks, 2 Dried chile pepper, 3 Ginger (I used […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Recipes · Vegetable Dishes
Tags: · , , , , , , , , ,

Turnip Pickles

February 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I was inspired by a trip to Han Il Kwan, a Korean restaurant in San Francisco. They had a huge spread of fermented dishes, including glorious crisp and sour turnip pickles. My attempt was simple and only partially successful. I can tell you straight out that I used the wrong kind of turnip. What I […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Recipes · Snacks · Vegetable Dishes
Tags: · , , , , , , , , ,

Pickled Red Onions

January 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments

So easy and so good. These cultured onions are great on burgers, wraps, or anyplace you might think of adding onions.Thinly slice (I use a mandolin) peeled red onions into rings. They should be quite thin, so they don’t hold their shape well. Add salt to taste. Let sit and/or knead a bit with one […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Recipes · Vegetable Dishes
Tags: · , , , , , , , ,

Han Il Kwan (Korean, San Francisco)

December 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

(This review was written October 12, 2007) We had an appointment in San Francisco last Wednesday and got together with friends at a Korean restaurant I’d read good things about on the net. It did not disappoint. Han Il Kwan 1802 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Outer Richmond neighborhood) (415) 752-4447 Review & Menu […]

Share

[Read more →]

Categories: Food · Restaurant Reviews · SF Bay Area Restaurant
Tags: · , , , , , , ,