Fast forward to today when I was at the hardware store to get some nails. On the way to the cash registers, I noticed a 1 gallon pickling crock, lid and weight sitting on the “last chance” table. US$7 for all three items.
I bought them…and the nails.
On the way home, I stopped at the grocery store and got some cabbage. After a quick look at some recipes with my smart phone, it seemed that 5 pounds was perfect for a 1 gallon crock but the store had only one head of cabbage left…just a bit over 2-1/2 pounds.
I brought all that home, removed the core, shredded the cabbage, added 1-1/2 tablespoons canning/pickling salt (canning or pickling salt has no iodine, nor other additives) and then pretended it was like bread and kneaded the salted cabbage. After about 10 minutes, the cabbage was floating around in the water that was released by the cabbage. I was amazed that the cabbage held that much water in it.
So, now I have a half full crock of….cabbage. I’ll see how it goes in a week or so.