Monday, April 7, 2014

moldy things....

I'm growing moldy things.

'cause I can't grow veggies.  well, I can, but then I kill them.

so...I figure, let's have a go at the fungi.

the yummy kind.

In addition to a sourdough starter that I started from scratch and am working on figuring out (it ain't easy!) I'm also growing these beautes....

Kombucha...week 3:
(for all my non-hippy friends who don't want to read that entire's fermented tea.  it has live bacteria in it - kinda like eating yogurt...only way more powerful and sugar free.  in short, it's tea that's really really really really good for your gut!)

I got a scoby, that I named Scooby, from a friend and after ONE week decided that a 1/2 gallon of Kombucha wasn't going to cut it.
Not since my four children have also decided it's the new Pink.

There are too many articles on how to make it, where it came from, and tips/tricks so I'm not going to go into all that.
I will just say: YOU NEED THIS, instead.

My only 'tip' is that I use the Tazo brand Decaf Chai as the starter tea.
Everywhere I read it said to just use plain tea and then flavor it afterwards but doing it this way has been perfection for me!

Oh!  And I water it down 'cause the homemade moonshine version is WAY stronger than the wuss store bought kind (it's something like 3/4 'booch and 1/4 water...and 1/2 and 1/2 for the girls bottles)

Ok.  That was two tips.

Store bought kind: $3.00-$4.00 per bottle
Moonshine version: $.50 per bottle




the Knights said...

We're right there with you, Holly! Our kids love water keifer lemonade and we use milk keifer in our smoothies too. Yumm! :)

Courtney Cassada said...

so talk to me about any benefits you've noticed from drinking it...i'm curious!