Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fermentation central

So the kefir is kicking ass and taking names. I'm now making it in 1/2 gallon jars and have almost a gallon in the fridge right now. Am working on ways to eat it... goes in salad dressings and popsicles and have made some cheese. Hope Mom and Dad are ready for some kefir! :)

Next up cultured vegetables... aka saurkraut ... the real deal. Here's a good LINK as to how it's done! I'm excited to try this. Word on the street is that it's very beneficial for rebuilding your gut flora and enhancing digestion. Basically just have some w/ every meal.. particularly protein rich meals. I'm going to get this worked out! I'm going to try to get some cabbage tomorrow (if places are open on the holiday)... give me a week and I'll let you know how my home made kraut is! My mom will get a kick out of this since she used to force the stuff - albeit out of a can - on me once a year as a kid. We'll see if mom likes the real deal.

Get ready mom and dad we're fermenting fools up in here... home brew in your place all probiotics in mine! :)


  1. my mom is super into fermenting everything. I guess there is a fermenting place close to her and she has been to fermenting fairs, etc. She is making her own saurkraut and swears it is NOTHING like the stuff you used to eat. She even bought a special saurkraut crock! Good luck. I am going to try the water kefir soon!

  2. Very cool. I'm excited to see how it turns out and hopeful that these changes will get me back on track!!! Let me know what you think about the water kefir. When she sends you your grains she'll send some info along too! I think you'll like it. So much easier than kombucha.