Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Pickle

My friend and I were talking today about the health benefits of fermented and pickled food. I had never heard of such health benefits, but I was glad to hear it. I love tempeh (fermented soybeans), sauerkraut (pickled cabbage), and beer (fermented sugar from barley or wheat). I also love pickles. And I'm not the only one. Today I found this in our refrigerator:

I asked Will if this was his doing. He laughed and said it was not. Since it's just us three in this house, Katie's the likely culprit. I couldn't ask her though, because she had fallen asleep on the couch. She's just getting over a few days of having a fever and no appetite. Guess what she asked for when her fever broke and her hunger returned?

A pickle.

My friend who was telling me about the health benefits of pickled and fermented food mentioned that they are full of probiotics, which are healthy for our gut flora.

I think Katie's kind of a weirdo for liking pickles so much, being only seven and all, but I'm happy to see she listens to her body's natural cravings that help her heal naturally.


Three days later, I notice someone has written "pikies" (pickles) on the grocery list in her best second-grader handwriting: