Tag Archives: fermenting

Whey fermented almond and walnut butter

The almonds are soaked in before being ground. It also has the goodness of organic molasses, Celtic salt and a splash of Canadian maple syrup. It is combined on the slice of organic gluten free multi-grain bread with some chia, mango & passion fruit jam and sour black cherry jam.

Sediment in water kefir

Handy hints: Sediment in water kefir. I had someone ask me about sedimentation in water kefir the other day… ‘Is there something wrong with my water kefir if it is cloudy or there is sediment in the bottom after the first and second fermentation?’ The simple answer is ‘No’. The sediment is created during the […]

Water kefir 101 – Second fermentation tip

Water kefir 101 – Day 2 of 2nd fermentation at room temperature. Once you have completed the initial fermentation which includes the grains, strain the brew, and at this point you can decanter it into bottles. Pop on an airtight lid and let it stand for a further 2 days+ to build up carbonation. Then […]

Water Kefir… even your pets will love it.

Another batch of delicious water kefir ready to ferment for 2 days before it us decantered and goes through second fermentation where I add dried or fresh fruit or spices to impart additional flavours. Kefir water is a lighter probiotic per volume of liquid compared to milk kefir which is why you can consume considerably more […]

Milk kefir and beetroot salad dressing

Milk kefir and beetroot dressing. Delicious over a freshly made salad. It’s super easy to make and the proportions can be varied to suit you personal taste. I generally use a ratio of 2/3 beetroot to 1/3 milk kefir. Blend your beetroot until it is liquefied You can add some fruit juice to add the required […]

Triple ‘brekkie’ fresh juice combo

Another super healthy and delicious triple combo ‘brekkie’ (Aussie slang for breakfast). Bottom layer of carrot, celery, apple, ginger, pineapple and coconut water. Middle layer is cabbage, apple, celery. Green layer consists of kale, sweet potato leaves, spirulina powder, cucumber, celery and coconut water topped with an organic vanilla yogurt & milk kefir blend and […]

How big is your water kefir??

Well, that depends. Cooler weather seems to encourage the culture to cling together and grow much larger grain structures. In warmer weather the grains like their personal space and grains will be much smaller and they will grow more slowly. Optimum fermenting temperature is between 18 – 26 degrees Celsius (water temperature)

Make your tummy sing… First thing

Breakfast porridge recipe: Sprouted lentils Five grains cooked (wild rice, pearl barley, quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice,) 1 ripe banana 1 apple Vanilla (pod or extract) 5 spice (Cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) Bullet blender Grater Honey (or sweetener of your choice) Blend 90% of the spouts and rice ( I keep some for texture) […]

How the colour of water kefir grains impacts the flavour

Water kefir grains can vary greatly in colour from a clear whitish colour to a deep honey. It all depends on what you are feeding them. The different available sugars include minerals like the molasses in cane sugar which is almost black through to refined white sugar crystals. They also impart different flavours to you […]