Kombucha Vinegar Flu Tonic


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

Tomatillo Salsa-3

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

Fermented Japapeno Pepper Sauce

Jalapeno peppers

I love the local summer/fall farmer’s market season as there are so many delicious organic foods to pick up and play with in my fermentation kitchen.  I recently spied a gaggle of beautiful jalapenos and with my father who loves spicy foods coming to visit shortly, I thought it would be fun and prudent to work up a fermented jalapeno pepper sauce and share the recipe here. It came out delicious and was a very active fermentation so it should have good probiotic benefit as well Preparation Time: 5 minutes Fermentation time: 1 – 2 weeks (mine was 9 days) … … continue