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Offline tobbem951

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A little bubbly...
« on: May 15, 2011, 09:57:54 PM »
I was never a huge soda fan, but a little light flavor & some bubbly magic can really be just that: magical. I've taken to experimenting more & more with water kefir grains lately. Unlike the 2-4 weeks it can take to brew kombucha, water kefir turns over a new batch every 24-48 HOURS!! Whoa! It's only been a couple weeks & I've already got the stuff coming out my ears! It is so fun & easy to experiment with too. At yesterday's farmer's market, I got some particularly sweet & juicy berries. I smashed about 5 raspberries & cut about 5 large strawberries into a half-gallon jar of coconut kefir that had just finished up with the grains; sealed it up with an airtight lid for secondary fermentation (bubbles!) & ta-dah! Today it was the most luscious, lightly-sweetened fruity elixir. Awesome! If you don't know anyone with extra grains to mooch off of (mine haven't really multiplied yet, but I hear they do), you can order dehydrated ones from http://www.culturesforhealth.com/

I also found this delicious-sounding recipe for a ginger-based "soda" that you make your own culture for---how handy is that?? http://sustainableeats.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/homemade-soda/
If anyone's tried this out, please let me know how it worked out & what your methods were. Cheers!

Offline Elizabeth

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Re: A little bubbly...
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 02:20:59 PM »
I've not yet tried it myself - I will once I'm done with classes and back in my own home - but I have a good friend who has been doing this the past 6 months and her family is just ga-ga about it.

Enjoy it!
Elizabeth
Natural Chef, 2011
Nutrition Consultant, 2015

 


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