All posts tagged: Water Kefir

Water Kefir

Water Kefir is a wonderful way to make enzyme rich fermented beverages out of coconut water or fruit juice. It starts with this wonderful crumbly SCOBY that is a symbiotic relationship between fungal and bacterial cells. The water kefir grains tend to be in smaller clumps than kefir grains growing in milk, but they have the same property of making an effervescent, nutritive, slightly sour drink.

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 …