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Chickpeas for the last batch of miso for this season.

Using the standard recipe, but with chickpeas instead of soybeans and rice koji, makes this one both soy free and gluten free.

Vicia faba or field beans (åkerbönor in swedish) make an excelent miso. I made a test batch 2 years ago which we opened recently. The flavor is great, as well as the color, but the consistancy is a bit runny, making it more like a soy sauce.

Fava beans are rich in protien almost comparable to soy, but that’s not important, it’s the umame flavor mix that is the most important thing with miso and soy sauce, and fava miso does it.

Over the coming years I’ll be making a lot more, adjusting the recipe to make it more like a proper miso – things like cooking time, grinding and the mix of ingredients.

I made a new fava miso yesterday using rye koji. I cooked the beans only 45 minutes which is quite an improvement over the 4 hours for soybeans. This time I’m using rye koji making this more of a local product. I also tried to grind it more in order to break the rye koji into smaller pieces. Further it seems like the cooking liquid may have been too much, but after the rye soaked in, it appears the consistancy might be alright.

Now to wait 2 years to see how it turns out.

Rice miso with herbs typical of southern france (grown in my own garden of course).

This miso tends to expand alot while fermenting for 2 years, so I left a larger empty space at the top.

Thinking ahead!

Two year rice miso.

The first for this year.

Steadily more miso – this week a chickpea miso.

1 kilo of chickpeas well cooked, 1 kilo rice koji ans 460 grams seasalt.

I got a load of swedish grown soybeans from Per Modig via Christian at Stortallens Tempeh. Soybeans is a borderline crop this far north and many years we get nothing but a few Edamame.

These are a bit darker in color and oddly shaped. Perhaps not as good for tempeh, but great for miso. I’ve tried them many times in the past.

Just wash, soak and cook them as usual.

Tomorrow I’ll put together a rye miso.

A kilo of french organic soybeans well boiled. 1 kilo rice koji made with Gem Cultures starter. 460 grams seasalt. 2 years fermentation.

It looks like we are getting ready for this seasons first miso.

This is going to be turned into an herb miso – french eco soybeans, rice koji from this spring, seasalt, garlic, thyme, basil and oregano with 2 years of fermentaion. Herb miso is hot!

It’s a cold early saturday morning before going to the market, a hearty breakfast is neccessary.

Oatmeal mush with lingonberry jam, yoghurt and rosehip powder, a cup of coffee, and of course a cup of miso.

We haven’t been at the market for over 2 months now because of the virus precautions. Inspite of still present dangers we can’t wait any longer but are packaging pickles and miso and some early vegetables.

We are getting up early tomorrow morning (saturday) and will be at the Fyristorg Market from about 08:00 to 13:00.