Gutsy’s latest Christmas Fermented Foods Box is the perfect Christmas gift this year! Is your secret santa hard to buy for? Or you just don’t know what to get Auntie Kim for Christmas? Well we have the perfect gift for you!
Our Christmas Box is right ready to be gifted, including 6 different, delicious ferments! Get your hands on our beautiful range of scrumptious, festive, fermented goodies before they sell out!
Ever wonder what sort of sweet treats would’ve been enjoyed before the conventional lollies were invented? We stumbled upon this delightful (and jaw breaking!) treat while working out the process of fully utilising a ferment. This packet of lemon & rose crunchies has been fermented in its own juices & organic raw sugar for 4 months before being decanted and dehydrated at low temperatures. The fermentation process which softened the hard peel of the lemons, and dehydration, allows this ferment to be kept for an indefinite amount of time.
The end result of our desire to fully utilise a ferment……a high in vitamin C probiotic sweet treat!
Zingy & mildly sweet with light floral notes.
At the fermentery, we (GUTSY kids included) love these crunchies straight out of the packet. While this sweet treat can be a jaw breaker for some (this treat is still a work in progress), these crunchies can be blended up finely and sprinkled on pancakes glazed with maple syrup & peaches, adds a nice finishing touch on homemade chocolate, whizzed up with zaa’tar for a citrus kick or crushed & added into smoothies, granola or bliss balls. We love to know your culinary inspirations with this one!
A winter antioxidant blend of winter citrus, shiso & pomegranate fermented with organic raw sugar for 5 months before decanting. The fizzy, syrupy liquid that we harvest at the end is a probiotic fruit concentrate that can be used to make your very own nutrient rich, refreshing GUTSY cordial. No more of those dead cordial syrups. This is the real deal.
A party of citrus, cranberry & minty notes blending together to hit the perfect chord on your palate!
As mentioned above, add a teaspoon of this gutsy concentrate to iced, sparkling water to make a low sugar, fizzy drink. To spruce it up, I like to add a small handful of frozen blueberries or raspberries (instead of ice cubes) in a glass, squeeze in the juice of 1/2 an orange or lime (depending on your preference), drizzle in a teaspoon of shrub concentrate & top it up with cold sparkling water for a refreshing ice drink. The berries are a great treat to finish the drink on. I’m sure frozen stone fruits or tropical fruits (think mango or lychee) would be amazing too! Besides making fizzy drinks with it, I have added a drizzle into salad dressings, used as a glaze for cakes or added an indulgent splash on top of pancakes or waffles.
We have been crafting brine pickled ferments in small batches for a while. For Christmas this year, we decided to go all out and pickle a barrel of lemony beans to add to your Christmas feast.
Flavourful & snappy with bright notes of citrus, and slightly grassy undertones.
Serve it alongside an antipasto platter, chop it up & toss into a Mediterranean bean salad, or pair it with any charcuterie board. It also pairs perfectly with any meaty fare such as braised pork, roast or bbq meat. I find this ferment most tasty dipped into GUTSY’s Cauli Hot sauce, enjoyed with a steamy bowl of rice and crispy tempeh.
Using winters juiciest & sweetest carrots, we grated it all up and dreamt of the possibilities of crafting a kimchi with it. We did, and haven’t looked back since! Deliciously crunchy and mildly spiced, everyone gave it two thumbs up!
Crisp, slightly sweet, salty & mildly spiced.
This one is absolutely delightful in anything! We love it straight out of the jar, rolled up in a falafel wrap with aioli, nestled in the middle of avocado & tempeh rice paper rolls, served in a teriyaki beef poke bowl with toasted sunflower seeds. Hey, it’s kimchi. It’s going to taste good with anything!
An oldie but definitely a goodie. Crafted with locally sourced cider from Stanford, a blend of fresh & dried Australian pink ladies and a good dose of spice to bring about the familiar notes of apple pie. This ferment is crafted by our fermenters who were inspired by their pub hopping days while traveling in Europe a few years ago. They say…..”If you can’t go to Europe, bring Europe to you.”
A clean tasting ferment with sweet & spicy notes that makes one reminisce of apple pie.
Sausages. Any kind, but especially pork or chicken sausages. This sauerkraut is a must for a BBQ or to serve up with a savoury breakfast.
An umami ferment of Australian adzuki beans with fermented rice (koji) & salt.
Sweet and salty, with umami end notes. Our favourite kind of sweet miso.
Great on avocado toast, served as a dip for roasted veggies, or to make into a salted caramel by whisking a heaped teaspoon in! This can be quite addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. We eat it straight out of the jar with fresh carrot sticks!
The first and only poppyseed miso found in Australia. Using Tasmanian grown poppy seeds, we crafted this delicious miso which is versatile in its uses.
Earthy, sweet and umami.
Whisk it into a cream sauce with preserved lemons for pasta or replace salt with a tsp of this in lemon poppy cake. An avocado egg salad with a poppy seed miso & lemon dressing and a slice of crusty sourdough hits the spot for us.
A sweet and salty miso
bright citrus notes with a hint of floral.
The perfect miso for dessert application such as miso chocolate sauce, a tahini honey sauce to drizzle on crumpets or just enjoy straight out of the jar!
Keep your Gutsy fermented sauerkraut refrigerated before opening if possible. But if you can’t keep your kraut in the fridge for a while, it’s not a big deal. Fermentation is a preserving process so Gutsy kraut will keep for weeks out of the fridge. If you keep your kraut out of the fridge it will keep fermenting. The only problem is that carbon dioxide is a by-product of fermentation. So if keep your Kraut out of the fridge for too long, you may be sprayed with kraut juice first time you open it. It’s not an unhealthy, just messy.
Once opened Gutsy Kraut is best kept in the fridge. The only reason for this is to inhibit the growth of mould.
Our Gutsy Fermentery is based in Brisbane, QLD. If you buy Gutsy fermented goodies online, we’ll ship it directly to your door anywhere in Australia. When we ship your fermented foods box we pack it into a thermal box with ice packs. This keeps the ferments cool for a few days depending on the outside temperature.
The thing is that our Australian Summers get pretty hot, and if your package is traveling a long way your ferments will eventually warm up. As per the storage instructions above, it doesn’t matter if your fermented foods box warms up, it’s actually a good thing (as far as probiotics go). Just beware, if you’re ordering in the middle of summer, and you live far away from Brisbane (Tas or WA) your ferments might be a little fizzy when you first take off the lid. If this is the case, refrigerate the jar for a couple of hours before you open is. Hold it over a bowl the first time you open it and drink any juices that you catch!
Buy Gutsy Ferments Sauerkraut. Australian made, organic and unpasteurised so it’s highly probiotic. All our kraut is wildly fermented in oak barrels and jarred in glass. We ferment for a minimum of 4 weeks.
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