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How to Make Water Kefir

Kefir is one of the oldest fermentations used by humans. A few years ago we wrote some articles introducing kefir, discussing some amazing uses for kefir,  explaining how to make milk kefir and then we shared this delicious kefir smoothie recipe. Now I want to show you how to make the other type - water kefir, also known as fruit [...]

By |2017-08-10T09:17:27+01:00August 10th, 2017|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

How to Make Kefir Smoothie

Doesn't time fly?  It's already two years since G wrote 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 |2018-01-20T13:09:15+00:00October 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+01:00October 12th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

Amazing Uses for Kefir

Kefir grains, whey and milk are all ridiculously versatile and healthy. From fertiliser to hair conditioner, you can use them for a multitude of purposes. If your kefir doesn’t turn out the way you want at first (quite a common occurrence) or if you have left it to ferment too long, don’t throw it out [...]

By |2018-09-25T10:10:58+01:00September 27th, 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 also increases [...]

By |2018-09-25T10:19:17+01:00September 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 |2018-02-20T22:13:21+00:00September 6th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

Kombucha Tea: Benefits and Recipe

PROBIOTIC KOMBUCHA TEA So I finally did it – I got myself a SCOBY to make kombucha tea. This scary sounding name stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast and I have to tell you it looks just as scary as it sounds. This beige, gelatinous disc is also known by the more poetic [...]

By |2019-03-23T11:26:50+01:00August 16th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments