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Posts Tagged ‘Fermentation’

Dragon fruit coconut milk kefir

This has to be one of the most lush coconut milk kefir combos  I’ve tasted yet! Pure and simple, it’s just straight up fermented coconut milk with chopped up blood red dragon fruit and nothing else! Yep that’s right, nothing else added! Can you believe that? The pot above has the exact same ingredients as the…

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Fermented Flu Fighter

I got knocked down bad by a flu earlier a few months back, and when I say bad, I’ve not had anything like it for years. Fevers, shivers and no energy at all left my moving from the bed to the couch and was no fun at all. The shite of it is that I…

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Vegan coconut milk kefir

I’ve got lots of friends who are vegan and vegetarian and consider myself to be a flexitarian 🙂 and enjoy loads of yummy fermented food as medicine. However, I’ve been caught in the trap of many other dairy intolerant fellow fermenters and been conflicted at having to rest milk kefir grains in dairy without knowing what…

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What is Kombucha and why drink it?

Kombucha is an age old homemade probiotic that’s ancestry is owned by many cultures including Russian, Polish and Chinese. Made by using sugar, water and tea together with enough starter culture liquid and a SCOBY (symbiotic community of bacteria and yeast), the liquid ferments for up to 14 days to reach maturation. This is commonly…

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You did what with your kraut???

Look before you berate me for possibly killing my kraut, you need to know a few things first.  I’m one of those resourceful foodies who doesn’t like to throw anything out unless it’s absolutely necessary. So when I recently had a jar of homemade fermented green papaya, chilli, turmeric and ginger over ferment and slightly…

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How to protect Kombucha

Protecting kombucha in hot and humid conditions can be tricky! Steamy nights and sizzling hot days can create all sorts of extra mould and bacteria that may potentially ruin your ferment. Having been struck down by various unwanted visitor, I had to throw out many brews in the early days. That was until I learned…

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What is burping Kombucha?

After my first ferment has brewed for a minimum of 6 days, I like to choose some sexy flavours to sass up my end product. Once I’ve added my flavours, I’ll then bottle and leave for another 3 – 5 days depending on the heat and humidity. Some of my bottles have

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4 Top tips for fermenting in the tropics

Fermenting in the tropics comes with stunning sunsets and swaying palm trees, together with a number or surprises and challenges! Because of our high heat and humidity our foods ferment faster. While there are bonuses to this, there are also a stack of tips and tricks worthy of noting. One of the greatest challenges to urban…

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5 Important tips for caring for kombucha in the tropics

Kombucha is a living organism made up essentially of bacteria and wild yeast. It’s widely used as a digestive tonic to support and strengthen the immune system and for overall good gut health. Because it’s a live organism, it grows according to the environment it’s in including what’s happening in the environment. Hard to believe?…

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4 day ferments

I’ve been playing around with 4 day ferments with both fruit and veg in hot and humid Darwin, Australia and am impressed with the results. Our temperatures currently vary from 27 – 32 degrees celsius (78 – 82F) for almost 6 months of the year so as you’d imagine, ferments can become

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