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I'll keep it in the back of the Pantry, close enough. We have a chili recipe from my father-in-law that we always make, but my wife and I talk about making something different every now and then. What do you have?
Make a real chili some day. Not the fake crap with beans and tomato sauce - just chilis, spices and meat. It's awesome!
 

jmanic

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I'll keep it in the back of the Pantry, close enough. We have a chili recipe from my father-in-law that we always make, but my wife and I talk about making something different every now and then. What do you have?
I've got a base black bean recipe (veggie friendly), and an easy adaptation that involves bacon, sausage and pork roll.
(Breakfast chili!)
I'll send it along- do you have the internets?
 

rlb

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I just sampled some of my kimchi. I don't think I got enough fermentation going before I put it in the fridge. It was on the dining room table for 3 days (per the recipe) and it was definitely doing something because the jar lid was oozing. I did see some bubbles in the jar before going in the fridge too.

However when I opened it today there was no pressure in the jar. Also it was a bit flavorless, though I only ate from the very top.

Aside from not letting it sit out long enough, the cabbage gave out a decent bit of liquid when I was compressing it into the jar so maybe that diluted the sugar too much? Need to research it a bit further I suppose.
 

Paul H

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I just sampled some of my kimchi. I don't think I got enough fermentation going before I put it in the fridge. It was on the dining room table for 3 days (per the recipe) and it was definitely doing something because the jar lid was oozing. I did see some bubbles in the jar before going in the fridge too.

However when I opened it today there was no pressure in the jar. Also it was a bit flavorless, though I only ate from the very top.

Aside from not letting it sit out long enough, the cabbage gave out a decent bit of liquid when I was compressing it into the jar so maybe that diluted the sugar too much? Need to research it a bit further I suppose.
How much of the juice oozed out? Sometimes if too much juice is lost, it kills the flavor.
 

qclabrat

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