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Making lacto fermented drinks with water kefir

Making lacto fermented drinks with water kefir

Water Kefir (Basic Recipe from Dom’s Kefir Site) Ingredients (for 6 cups) 8-cup glass jar with strong sealing lid.  (Jars with a swing-away lid and rubber gasket are great and so are Mason jars.) Stainless steel or nylon sieve. 1/2 to 1 cup water kefir grains. 1 large Turkish fig or 2 small Greek dry Read More…

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Lacto Fermented Tomato Sauce

Lacto Fermented Tomato Sauce

“Food preservation techniques can be divided into two categories: the modern scientific methods that remove the life from food, and the natural ‘poetic’ methods that maintain or enhance the life in food.”  ——-  The scientific techniques produce dead foods  and literally seal them in coffins.  My instincts tell me that long-dead foods cannot properly nourish Read More…

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Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita Ingredients 3 small or 1 medium lebanese cucumber 1 cup kefir or yogurt chopped fresh mint or coriander leaves 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 – 1/2 tsp  garam masala Sea salt &  ground black pepper to taste Method Grate or finely chop cucumbers, squeezing out any extra juice. Add the kefir or yogurt, Read More…

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Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz

I am a big fan of Sandor Katz and have learned to do various kinds of fermentation with the help of his book Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Food. In the book he shares his passion and fermentation wisdom he had learned, and helps us demystify home fermentation. Live fermented foods Read More…

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Lacto Fermented Hibiscus & Rosehips Soda

Lacto Fermented Hibiscus & Rosehips Soda

Hibiscus and Rosehips Soda This recipe is adapted  from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice. Makes  2 liters 1/4 cup dried hibiscus (roselle)  flowers 1 tablespoon dried rose hips 1/2 cup rapadura 1/2 cup kefir or yogurt whey 1/2 organic lemon Filtered water Put the hibiscus, rose hips, rapadura Read More…

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