Beet Relish

3 apples, diced
1 large beets, peeled
1 star anise pods
1/2 Tablespoon whole cloves
1/2 tablespoon unrefined sea salt
2 Tablespoons whey

Chop apples and beets and combine into quart jar. Add star anise, cloves, salt, and whey and mix thoroughly. Tamp with a wooden kitchen utensil to allow the juices to flow and create a nourishing brine. If brine does not cover veggies, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 cup water and pour over mixture to fill cover, leaving 1” space at top of jar. Ferment 3-5 days, or longer to taste. Remove star anise pods and whole cloves and transfer to refrigerator as is, or use a food processor for a finer relish consistency.

Ferment: 3-5 Days