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Fermenting vegetables with kefir

 

Fermenting vegetables is fun.......  

and the results are yummy but if you are wondering what to do with all those spare kefir grains you have, they can be used to ferment vegetables and the results are even more yummy.

Vegetables that have been fermented with kefir may be regarded as a vegetable probiotic source, low in carbohydrates, rich in Lactobacilli,Yeasts, Vitamin U  (only found in cabbage so you must have cabbage in your ferment) and Vitamin C including some of the B group vitamins bio-synthesised by the friendly organisms native to kefir grains.

 with the addition of kefir grains incorporated as a starter-enhancer in your vegetable ferment, the culture-process seems...

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Flavoring Kombucha with a second Ferment

 

There are many different ways to flavor Kombucha, changing the type of tea is one way but doing a second ferment is another.

The first thing I would say about kombucha is, EVERYONE will tell you something different. Brewing kombucha is just like making any other dish. There are hundreds of variations and recipes out there, each one somebody’s favorite. Everyone will swear doing this or that particular thing will make the beverage more healthful for you — and often the advice is contradictory. My point of view? Relax. Just do it. Enjoy it. Experiment and see what works for...

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HOW TO REMOVE CHLORINE FROM TAP WATER...

 

HOW TO REMOVE CHLORINE FROM TAP WATER....
When making water Kefir it is vital that you use water that has had the chlorine removed. BEWARE not all bottled waters can be trusted some still contain trace amount of chlorine, this will eventually kill you grains.

Removing the Chlorine is easy to do at home however the easiest way of all is to use a water filter. Britta are my favourite but most water filters will remove chlorine.

If you do not want to filter your water then this is how you remove the...

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Baby Scobies

 

Baby Scobies.......

Baby Scobies grow on the top of your brew or as a new layer on top of your scoby. This will happen every time you brew (can take up to 14 days before its thick enough to see).
When your scoby grows as a new layer it can be a bit worrying at first as it just looks like a funny looking layer of slime/white is growing on the top of your brew. This is normal and good.

If your scoby grows as a new layer on top of your mother then your mother...

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How to store Kefir and Kombucha

Summer is upon us so i thought it might come in handy to mention how to look after your Kefir and Kombucha while you are away on holiday so that you don't come back to a lot of dead cultures.

I'll Start with Kombucha...

Kombucha is the easiest to look after while you are away, the best thing to do is simply start a new brew a day or two before you go. You need to make sure that your scoby is in plenty of tea for the time you are away but if you start a new brew just...

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