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Posts Tagged ‘fermented’

Sauerkraut Flu Fighter VII

Ok so you all know I’m nuts about flu fighter sauerkraut by now don’t you? They are no brainers for me, and while it seems like a lot of kraut to make for one person (I’m up to about 6 litres in 4 weeks) bear with me as I explain why.  For a great low…

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Koffucha

I had heard a lot about this fermented drink but not being a coffee fan had over looked it – until now. And guess what? I think I have a new addiction! There is something very decadent about this ferment and I haven’t figured out whether it’s because it tastes so very different to any…

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Medicinal Green Papaya Leaf Kombucha

As a dedicated health coach fermenting and foraging for food medicine is part of everyday life for me. I am always looking to my garden for what I can access as food medicine. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers swore by papaya for good digestion (we grew up calling it pawpaw). In fact my paternal…

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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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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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Experimenting with water Kefir in the Tropics

My first attempt at making water kefir ended up in the compost – a disaster to say the least! I gave up on it for awhile and returned my attention to my favourite coconut milk kefir and Kombucha while playing with a few other ferments such as Kvass and Sauerkraut. Then my husband found a…

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Beet Kvass

I am absolutely addicted to fermented foods, and even more so to fermented drinks! Kombucha, Kefir and Kvass are now my three favourites. Kombucha I’ve known and played with for years. Kefir and I only hooked up in 2012, while Kvass is my new

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