Wow, it has been three years since I taught my cooking class.
I was teaching plant-based macrobiotic cooking classes for over 20 years; one of the popular cooking classes was “Homemade Pickles”.
Why homemade pickles are a popular class because many pickles that you buy in the stores are made with preservatives and have even refined sugar.
Also, not easy to find organic ingredients pickles, and if you find ones they are pretty costly, so it is better to make at home.
Another big reason everyone loves pickles because there are lots of health benefits; it helps digestion, vitamins, fiber, and probiotic cultures, and it is easy to make if you follow steps!
I was scheduled to teach another Pickles class in spring 2017, but I had to cancel it.
I had to stop working completely to heal myself.
Since then, I was asked if I am going to teach how to make pickles again many times.
So my answer was, “I hope so.”
I am happy to let you know that my answer is now…
“Yes, I am teaching how to make pickles again!”
I am well now physically and emotionally.
I appreciate Ginat and Sheldon Rice to asked me to teach at their Whole Health Macrobiotic Forum-A Free Online Zoom Seminar.
July 1, Wed. 7 ~ 7:45 pm Israel time (California time 9 ~9:45 am PST).
It recoded and showing on Youtube after the live zoom.
The YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0N9IVedOlw
I hope you can watch and let’s make homemade pickles together!
Here are what pickles I am making and the ingredients so you can try to make delicious pickles with me.
Pounded Cucumber with Umeboshi Plums Pickle
3~4 Cucumbers (Japanese or Mediterranean kind with no or fewer seeds)
3~4 Umeboshi plums
Nappa Cabbage with Five Flavors Pickle
1/4 Nappa cabbage (about 1/2 lb = 250g)
1 Tablespoon Sea salt (about 15g =6 % of the weight of Nappa cabbage)
4~5 Red Radishes (about 100g = 1/4 lbs)
20 g Scallion (about 3~5 green part)
10~15 g Ginger (about one tablespoon)
5 g Kombu (thinly cut or sliced)
100g Apple, grated (about one apple)
Carrot Miso Pickle
(Quantity of Carrot and Miso depend on the size of glass jar)
One glass jar
I hope you enjoy this class and see you soon!