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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 […]

Milk kefir cottage cheese & egg white omelette

This milk kefir cottage cheese & egg white omelette is a great way to start the day. I use ‘single day’ fermented kefir milk which I then strain through a cheesecloth to remove excess whey which leaves you with kefir cottage cheese. I let it strain while refrigerated otherwise it will continue to ferment.  (Only […]

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 […]

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)

Healthify and luxurify commercial cake mix

Healthify and luxurify a commercially available cake mix (gf)… I made this yesterday for a saturday afternoon treat. The original recipe from the manufacturer called for ‘125ml of oil’. I have found that you can substitute the fat component of most bought  cake mix recipes with delicious probiotic milk kefir. So, here is my version: […]

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 […]

Why add water kefir to your regular diet?

Water kefir is an excellent alternative for anyone who is searching for a non-dairy probiotic or if you want a bit of variety. It is worth noting that the probiotic bacteria and beneficial yeasts in water kefir are not the same as those you might get from milk kefir, which is another excellent reason to […]