Making Your Kombucha Fizzy – With Ginger

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If you are anything like me, you much prefer your kombucha to have some carbonation.  I’ve struggled some with that over time but now, after probably 50 gallons of kombucha making experience, including various relatively scientific experiments, I’ve figured out a simple and dependable way to make a nice fizzy kombucha. Firstly, make kombucha which I’ll describe below, but secondly bottle it with some added fresh ginger and let it sit in a secondary fermentaiton for another week.  The result will be a carbonated kombucha treat.  Lactobacillis bacteria live naturally on Ginger as on many other vegetables and roots.  It … … continue

Kombucha Vinegar Flu Tonic

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As winter approaches, it can be helpful to strengthen our immune system and try to get a leg up on colds and flu.  This remedy/booster uses kombcha vinegar as it’s foundation.  Being an avid kombucha maker (I make 2 gallons at a time), I often end up with more than I can drink, so every once in awhile I make some kombucha vinegar. In case you haven’t accidentally discovered how to make kombucha vinegar on your own, I’ll share a quick parallel.  I have a teacher who once gave some simplified instructions on how to do a certain meditation which … … continue

Fermented Tomatillo Salsa

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When i taste a new fermentation, my body speaks to me before my tastebuds, as the telltale of a good ferment is how it makes my body move when I taste it.  Different ferments seem to affect different parts of the body with good krauts making my hips move and top kimchi conjuring more of an Elvis knee-waggle swooning response. This tomatillo salsa recipe has for me something distinctly new and different in the dance realm – an upper body shimmy-like-my-sister-Kate kind of jiggle.  I don’t make the news, i just report it.  Ooh, it’s good. Preparation Time: 15 minutes … … continue