All posts tagged: Kefir

Teff and buckwheat gluten-free sourdough pancakes

It’s been too long since I’ve posted any beautiful food here. Today I’m having these amazing pancakes with cashew butter, homemade yogurt, blueberries and Borage blossom infused honey from my bees. Wow! If you’re curious to know my elaborate journey of making these pancakes, read on. My daughter insisted that I write out a recipe because she said these pancakes are amazing and I should make them again. There are no exact measurements, because I just mix things up until it is a good bubbly, barely pourable batter. It all started with sprouting buckwheat earlier this week.  I ended up cooking it together with teff grain to make a breakfast porridge. We added in dried currants that got wonderfully plumb in the boiling process. It was delicious, but we didn’t eat it all. So I tossed it into my gluten free sourdough starter and let it ferment overnight. In the morning I added three eggs, some homemade kefir, baking soda,  salt and vanilla extract to finish it up. Fried in butter, we decided that was …

Fermentation Workshops in your home

Introducing a selection of short workshops to learn how to create delicious, gut friendly fermented foods and beverages in your own kitchen. Do it with your whole family or invite a group of friends to explore the joy of fermentation with you. Water Kefir and Beet Kvass: Delicious fermented beverages can be made completely dairy free to provide a wide spectrum of probiotics and healthy gut bacteria. Immune Boosting Herbal Sauerkraut: Organic Cabbage, root vegetables, berries and herbs are transformed into a delightful, tangy healing treat through the power of salt and time. Hands on, simple, step by step instructions, handouts and samples. Most kitchens will accommodate 3-6 participants.  

Fermentation Mastery

I just listened to Summer Bock’s teleconference on fermentation and was totally inspired. I love fermenting foods. Currently I have 7 in my home Saurkraut Kombucha Kefir Water Kefir Buttermilk Yogurt Sourdough I had pijma, but I just wasn’t delighted with it and how many ‘pets’ do I really need. In the days when I regularly ate gluten I made a fair bit of sourdough bread. Now I have converted the starter to gluten free grains and use it for pancakes and the occasional batch of Injera. But it seems I use the dairy cultures most. Anyway, Summer is my new inspiration. I saw her speak at the Portland Plant Medicine Gathering last fall and the way she has rounded out my understanding of what actually occurs in our gut and in a jar of kraut pleases me greatly. Plus after seeing her do it I started to add medicinal herbs to my kraut which is totally delicious and delightful. Today I learned more about the types of dis-ease caused by unbalanced intestinal flora which …