i feel i should start this post by mentioning two things: my apartment is 515 square feet. also please note one of the labels of this post is "tmi".
the space issue makes for difficulty storing things i accumulated over 3 years of living in a house. so when i get out my ginormous pot to process jars of delicious snacks, i have to move a bunch of baking tins and a cupcake tree. frank finds this process fascinating and i feared my cupcake holder might meet its inevitable doom.
my first batch of gingery pickled beets! and ummmm since you needed to know, a warning about beets. they color your natural bodily functions in terrifying seemingly deathbed-approaching ways.
speaking of dietary issues.. i also roasted some jerusalem artichokes, aka sunchokes aka "gastrointestinal distress inducing" deliciousness. welp let me tell you. having dealt with lactose intolerance since i was 16... a little bloaty gas [fortunately thats all] is totally worth the nutty crispy slightly soft but not too squishy wonder that is roasted sunchokes. no they are nothing like artichokes, which i also love. they are like weird potatoes that are a pain in the arse to scrub clean. but delicious alone or on a salad. just be careful..
and i swear this will be my last pickle post in awhile. and by awhile i mean ..probably 2 weeks.