What do you do on a weekend when its too cold to go out? Make a bunch of things for future meals and snacks! Saskatoon often has January weekends where the only acceptable outdoor activity is scurrying through the grocery store parking lot to get things for the week. The first weekend back after Christmas was just such an occasion!
We might get a few chances to do this this winter, which has been very cold so far. The good news is the deck is consistently cold enough to be a freezer extension.
On the fermentation side of things, we made a batch of usual kim chi, but also got a batch of kombucha which was fermenting while we were in BC. (The SCOBY was a December gift from a friend.) Mom gave me a mandolin for Christmas, so I used that along with fermentation airlocks and this book from Bridget to make my first batch of sauerkraut. Another week or so and we’ll test it.