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How to Make Kefir Smoothie

Doesn't time fly?  It's already two years since Gizelle told us about the benefits of kefir, and shared some amazing uses for kefir. After reading the articles I was very keen to try kefir, but my family and I moved around a lot and at that time we were in the Middle East where it wasn't easy to find - so kefir became another [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:35+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

How to Make Red Cabbage and Carrot Sauerkraut

Don’t be put off at the thought of making your own sauerkraut. It’s pretty easy to do, is way healthier and tastier than the commercial variety and if you use red cabbage, looks fantastic too! It will last for months and months in the fridge, however you probably won’t get to confirm this small fact [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:55+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

Kefir – Second Fermentation

    We are not finished with kefir yet because you can improve on its flavour, digestibility and nutrient contents by making a second fermentation! Instructions for basic kefir A second ferment does not taste as sour as the first and has less lactose in it because the active bacteria gobbles it up. This process [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:56+00:00 September 20th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments


I seem to be on a bit of a probiotic drink roll here. First the kombucha, now kefir. If you are not familiar with this cultured milk product, let me introduce you to one of the most probiotic and nutrient rich foods. The consistency of the kefir beverage is somewhere between milk and drinking yogurt, [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:56+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

How to Make Kombucha Tea

 What you need: 1 healthy SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts) 2 litres water 5 teabags or equivalent loose tea 200 grams sugar What you do: Heat the water to boiling. Dissolve the sugar. Add the tea Leave to cool (might take a few hours) Remove teabags or strain out loose tea. Pour tea into [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:57+00:00 August 23rd, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments