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Friday, February 12, 2016

Remember that box, way back in December?


Love it!

Needless to say I did NOT wait until now to open it.  I waited until my birthday.  Really.  My dear sisters gave me the only present I wanted -- a Lehman's Large Wooden Sauerkraut Stomper!  I am so glad they humor me.  And so is my neighbor, who is still trying to get the blueberry stains out of his.  He did say he didn't mind, but he looked a little pale when I gave it back to him last fall....

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  1. My first thought was not to piss you off or you'd bean me over the head with that.

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    1. That's right, Tami ... watch your step.... :)

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  2. Hahhahaha....don't ya hate borrowing things and returning them, um, colored?
    Have fun. And that could also be useful for burglars.

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    1. Sue - It certainly got the cats' attention.

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    2. Very nice weapon! And Sue, I think you must have borrowed something from me when you visited last fall - whatever it was, bring it back come spring, please!

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  3. Oh, that looks MUCH easier than punching the cabbage with my fist inside a five-gallon bucket!!!

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    1. Michelle - You better believe it! I have used my fist, my meat tenderizer, then, finally, my poor neighbor's stomper. It is perfect for making kraut in a 5 gallon bucket!

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  4. My first thought was that it was a new-fangled plunger for the loo. (Sorry.) Girl, how much sauerkraut do you make at a time? And how big a vat do you stomp it in?? That thing looks to be three feet tall!

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    1. Mama Pea - I like to be able to get some force behind my stomping, obviously. It is three feet tall! I make my kraut in a five gallon bucket and it works perfectly.

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  5. My sister and I were just talking about how we cannot find sauerkraut that tastes like Mom's. Our job was using a clean hammer handle to pack it in jars. Not much was added, little sugar, little salt and very little water. It fermented in it's own juices...mmmmmm.

    What a wonderful gift.

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  6. i looked at that when i was at lehman's but i just don't make much sauerkraut. maybe one of these days.

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  7. Was the neighbor pale blue:) Ok I am just too funny of late but its time to be thinking of putting up more food. That is such an awesome stomper. I used the pusher from my vitorrio food strainer...then the wooden tire mallet Ralph had in the big truck...[the spare one he had not used]. You lucky girl you!

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