Our Zero Waste Gluten Free Kitchen – Homemade Vinegar
For this recipe we have to give all the credit to the zero waste chef, here is the link to her blog and we suggest you go ahead and follow her, she is of great help and inspo when it comes to being waste less in the kitchen.
Again, the motto of today’s post is about making the most of what you’ve got and generating the least amount of food waste that you can.
So what to do if you have leftover apple peels? Make vinegar!
To be honest we normally just eat the peels (the ones you can of course), but now that we are going zero waste and therefore we are not buying lot of the already made things, we have decided to start using peels for other purposes, our refrigerator is full of them (orange, pineapple, dragon fruit, lemon…) and one of the best use for apple peels we have seen so far is apple cider vinegar. It works great to help rinse out our hair after using a bar shampoo.
So we had some apple peels left over from an apple crumble, and decided to give it a try (probably next will be pineapple peels, never thought this would be the kind of thing that would excite me, but here we are!).
- Put the peel in a wide open glass container, you are not supposed to close it while it is in the making.
- Put the peels in the bottom and cover with some sugar, quantities vary according to the amount of peels you have.
- Top it off with water.
- Cover with a piece of cloth and a rubber band.
- Now for the next days stir every time you remember, you will notice soon that it is bubbly (that’s the fermentation process).
- Once it bubbles only stir once a day.
- After about a week it should start tasting sour, that’s when you strain it and bottle it if you don’t see any bubbles. It is recommended to burp your vinegar regularly to avoid explosions from the carbonation.
And voilá! As promised, it is super easy to make, you just have to remember to stir it.