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Kefir Vs. Buttermilk Both milk kefir and buttermilk are probiotic-rich drinks full of gut-healthy bacteria. The main difference between kefir and buttermilk is in the number of beneficial bacteria each has to offer. Depending on the variety that you use, milk kefir grains may contain up to 60 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts. See […]
How To Keep Fermented Hot Sauce From Separating Nobody likes to reach for their favorite bottle of fermented hot sauce to see it has separated and become rather unsightly. Of course, after shaking it up it returns to normal. But, there has to be a way to keep your hot sauce from separating in the […]
Sauerkraut Too Salty? 4 Tips for Fixing Salty Sauerkraut & Making Sure it Doesn’t Happen Again Let’s face it, there is an endless supply of sauerkraut recipes out there, and they all recommend varying amounts of salt and sizes of cabbage. So it is no wonder you are searching for “How to fix too salty […]
You have spent the entire summer growing your garden vegetables. Now, the season has finally arrived to begin fermenting them for all your fall recipes. Fermented vegetables are getting more popular every year due to their health benefits! Some of the most popular ones are sauerkraut, beets, kimchi and naturally preserved probiotic-rich crunchy dill pickles. […]
Kombucha is all the rage right now. Whether you make it yourself or buy it at the store, you might be wondering, “Does kombucha expire?” Because kombucha is a fermented drink, it will last a long time past the “use-by-date” on the label. That is one of the main benefits of fermentation, preserve foods for […]
Part of eating a nutritious diet includes making sure that you eat plenty of probiotics. While you often think of food items like yogurt for your probiotic intake, that is far from the only food from which you can get probiotics. Sauerkraut can be an excellent source, but you should know that not all store-bought […]
  Two of the hottest health trends right now are the Keto Diet and Kombucha Tea. The keto diet is an extremely low carb and no added sugar diet that seems to melt the pounds away as long as you stick to its rather cumbersome rules. Kombucha tea is a fermented drink with many possible […]
  Best Substitutes for Salted Shrimp in Kimchi Recipe If you have made kimchi before, then you know there are literally thousands of ways to make it and just as many ingredient variations. This may be a slight exaggeration, but maybe there is some truth in it too. Some of those ingredients can be a […]
  11 Incredibly Clever Uses for Leftover SCOBY (and a few bonus tips on how NOT to use SCOBY)   If you enjoy making homemade Kombucha, then you probably have some leftover SCOBY stacking up. Luckily there are many worthwhile uses for SCOBY so whatever you do, don’t throw it out! I was once in […]
Can Kombucha Cure the Dreaded Hangover? It’s Sunday morning, and you wake up with a queasy stomach, dry mouth and a pounding headache. You reach for a bubbly, effervescent, sweetly sour drink that just so happens to contain a trace amount of the stuff that got you here in the first place; this naturally carbonated […]
Why has my Fermented Garlic turned blue? It is quite a surprise when a batch of fermented garlic turns blue. However, the good news is it’s perfectly fine to eat and not an indicator of a ferment gone wrong. I first saw this happen in a batch of honey garlic. I set up the batch […]
Kombucha is a living probiotic tea that helps detoxify the body, energize the mind, and is packed with beneficial bacteria. Kombucha aids the body in healing and restoring gut health and integrity. The fermentation process gives the tea a fuzzy effervescent quality, like a natural soda.
How to remove beet juice stains from fabric? Hands up if you’ve ever managed to spill a little bit of beet juice on your shirt or lap? If you’re like the rest of us, you’ll want to know how to remove the beet juice stain from our clothes.   Just follow these three steps: Rinse […]
Ever wonder what is the difference is between fermenting and rotting food? Short Answer: Rotting is an uncontrolled act of a food decomposing. Dangerous bacteria take over the food in question, breaking it down to a dangerous and foul state. Rotting kills the food. Fermenting is just the opposite. Fermentation is a controlled process that […]