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Posts Tagged ‘health’

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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Lazy bitch Kimchi

This isn’t a traditional Korean Kimchi and it’s not a kraut either, but it sure is a lazy bitch way to throw down some fermented veggies. Breaking rules (not the law) is something I enjoy doing, especially when it comes to fermenting for food medicine. And if you wanna know a cheats way of helping your…

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Lacto fermented Zucchini

This sassy summer ferment is one of my regulars. Living in the tropics, even in our ‘coldest’ time of the year, it’s still pretty warm. A taxi driver in Brisbane recently laughed at me when I told him the coldest it gets in Darwin might be 14 deg celsius and even that would be very early…

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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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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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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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My fermenting Journey

My own journey to fermenting food started way back in 1994 when I was first introduced to Kombucha through the complimentary healing fraternity I then belonged to. This was before the world wide web, and information was generally passed on by word of mouth. There was very little documented research about it other than Gunther…

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6 things you need to know about Sauerkraut

These two little beauties are my all time favourites ferments. Packed with probiotic goodness, ruby red on the left, punches above her weight hands down. While my summer ferment on the right is a quick turn around that I actually ferment in the fridge (more about that later) and therefore doesn’t have the high dosage…

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