Wow Wow is a small business in Falls Church, VA, offering workshops in fermentation in the DC area -- and now online! (Wow x Two!)
Why should you learn to make your own fermented foods? Read about it on the blog.
Fermented foods are even good for your bones! Read about it in my guest blog for nurturedbones.com
PICKLES, PICKLES, PICKLES -- Online, Saturday, June 26, 1:00 Eastern time (U.S.)
This is a VINEGAR pickle workshop and does not involve fermentation (sorry).
Together we will make three different types of refrigerator pickles:
Refrigerator Dill pickles
Refrigerator Sweet (Bread and Butter) pickles
Recipes will be shared within a day or two after you register. We will do all preparation together. Price is by donation. 80% of all donations will go to the JK Community Farm. $20 recommended, but donate what you are comfortable with. Register here.
In a Pickle -- Fermented Cucumber Pickles (and other vegetables) Workshop -- Online, Saturday, July 10, 1:00 Eastern time (U.S.)
You've eaten pickles all of your life. Besides cucumbers there are pickled okra, green beans, beets, and onions. You use them to spice up your sandwiches and salads. And now, you can make them yourself!
Together we will make deli-style dill pickles and discuss other vegetable possibilities. If there is a particular vegetable besides cucumbers that you would like to ferment, have it available at the workshop and we'll discuss it and hopefully get you fermenting that too! Price is by donation. 80% of all donations will go to the JK Community Farm. $20 recommended, but donate what you are comfortable with. Register here.
Fermentation Basics -- not currently scheduled
Cabbage is one of the easiest vegetables to ferment. We will talk about the benefits of fermented foods, the science behind it, and create a quart of sauerkraut together. We will also have plenty of time for Q&A. Ingredients and equipment list will be supplied at least a week in advance. Recipes and additional resources will be provided.
Making Kombucha at Home -- not currently scheduled
Kombucha has become a popular drink known for its healthful properties. It's all the rage, but it can be expensive to buy. After this workshop you will be able to create your own kombucha for just pennies using quality ingredients!
Equipment list and instructions will be emailed a week in advance. For participants in Northern Virginia, a starter kit will be available for pick up in Herndon or Falls Church.
Kimchi -- not currently scheduled
Kimchi has been made for centuries, and has recently been recognized as a superfood. Some of the benefits of kimchi include aiding digestion, improving immune function, blood sugar stabilization, and decreasing cholesterol. Kimchi is a fermented food that contains good bacteria/probiotics and is good for gut health. Plus it’s delicious!
In this workshop you will make a quart of kimchi and learn about variations of kimchi. This workshop does require some advanced preparation from participants. Arrangements can be made for an additional fee to provide a kit including Korean hot pepper, fish sauce, and local delivery. Other ingredients must be bought by the participant. Ingredients list and recipes will be shared at least one week in advance.
Fermented Drinks -- not currently scheduled
In this workshop we will taste and make kombucha, water kefir, pineapple tepache, ginger bug, and beet kvass. Each participant will go home with a kombucha scoby or water kefir grains so that they can make these fermented drinks at home. Because the more popular drinks, namely kombucha and water kefir, require a SCOBY to start, this workshop is only offered in-person.
Let's make Yogurt! -- not currently scheduled
Do you love yogurt, but have a fear of making it yourself? If our ancestors were able
to make it without refrigeration, you can too!
Together we will make a quart of yogurt from scratch using a make-shift double boiler over the stove. All you will need is some plain milk (NOT ultrapasteurized) and some other yogurt to be your starter. Thermometer is preferred, but you can makeit without one if you don't have one -- our ancestors didn't have thermometers, yogurt makers, or instapots!
Create a Fermentation Zoom Party tailored to your interests!
Possibilities include fermentation basics, pickles, yogurt, kimchi.
Contact me and we can make arrangements to Zoom or Skype.
$20 per person. 80% will go to charity. Minimum of 4 people.