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How to make Kefir

How to Make Kefir

How to Make Kefir Kefir is a cultured milk drink that after fermentation acquires a wonderful sour, and sometimes effervescent, taste. This tanginess brings a whole new flavor to smoothies, lassis, and other drinks just as you would use yogurt or regular milk. What are the health benefits of drinking Kefir? Milk kefir is full of probiotics, similar to yogurt and other cultured and fermented products. The probiotics aid in healthy digestion. The fermenting process also changes some of the protein structures in the milk, ...
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How to make a one-gallon jar of Kombucha Tea

Kombucha Recipe 1 Gallon

How to make a one-gallon jar of Kombucha Tea Anybody can learn how to make kombucha at home. Homemade kombucha is the best kombucha! The gist of it is: make sweet tea, add kombucha culture, wait. You’ll need plain black tea or green tea, sugar and a pot to boil water in. A container to ferment in with a cloth to cover it and a rubber band to secure the cloth, bottles to store the kombucha, and a kombucha culture (called a SCOBY or mother) ...
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easy fermented garlic recipe

Fermented Garlic Recipe

I have been on a roll with fermenting lately, so I thought I would share this easy recipe for fermented garlic with you as well! Garlic is known to have medicinal properties and an overpowering taste. Fermented garlic is healthier and more comfortable to eat than raw garlic due to the spiciness of the garlic mellowing out during the fermentation process. Fermenting garlic also adds probiotics which increase vitamins and improve digestion. Let's get started!
Fermented Garlic Recipe

Fermented Garlic Recipe

Ingredients

  • Bag of garlic heads
  • Sea Salt
  • Assorted spices such as
  • bay leaves, peppercorns, cloves
  • Filtered water (non-chlorinated water)

Instructions

  1. Break the heads of garlic into cloves and remove as much of the husk as possible.
  2. Put the cloves of garlic into a mason jar, leaving an inch-and-a-half of space at the top.
  3. Create a salt brine by dissolving the salt in the water. Use ½ teaspoon of sea salt for each cup of filtered water.
  4. Fill the jar to within an inch of the top with a salt-water brine.
  5. Add your favorite spices (bay leaves, peppercorns, cloves…)
  6. Place a weight on top of the garlic to keep it submerged. A glass disk works great, but a small plastic bag filled with water, or a clean-scrubbed rock works as well.
  7. Close the mason jar. If you are using a regular canning lid on the jar remember to release the built-up gas every other day or so.
  8. Otherwise, consider using an airlock lid or a Fido jar so you can store it and forget about it for a while.
  9. Store the jar in a cupboard or cover it with a cloth to keep out light, and leave on your countertop.
  10. When you start to see tiny bubbles in the brine, you will know that the fermentation process has begun, which can take up to a week. The brine will also start to take on a nice golden-brown color.
  11. Let the garlic continue to ferment for at least a month.
  12. This is where patients pay off. If you can stand to wait at least two months, you will have a jar of the most mellowed and delicious garlic flavors you can imagine.
  13. When done, screw the lid on firmly and put it in the fridge to store. Fermentation will continue in the refrigerator, although at a much slower pace.
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Ginger Bug Recipe

Simple and Delicious Ginger Bug Recipe This Ginger Bug recipe can be used for any type of naturally fermented soda such as ginger ale and old fashion root beer or to help start out a vegetable ferment. Besides its wide range of uses, my favorite feature of the ginger bug is that is quick and easy to make. The starter should be stored in a refrigerator when it is not in use. Remember to revive the ginger bug before it is used if it has ...
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Beet Kvass recipe you will actually want to drink

Beet Kvass recipe you will actually want to drink

Beets, you either love ‘em, or you hate ‘em right? Beet lovers often credit the earthy flavor and aroma as appealing. And for that very same reason, many people downright refuse to eat beets. Because to them, earthy tastes a lot like DIRT. Ever drink a Sprite? I’m with the latter group. However, after reading about all the significant benefits of Beet Kavass, and a good long hiatus (20+ years) from eating beets, I decided to give them another try. That is why I came ...
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First time making Korean kimchi recipe

First Time Making Korean Kimchi Recipe

Kimchi is one of my favorite foods, and I’ve been thinking about making it for quite a while now. Beyond my own procrastination holding me back, I was also a little intimidated by the process and a little scared that I would end up just making myself sick by not doing it right. After watching countless video tutorials and reading many recipes online, my mom found this recipe titled “The Best Korean Kimchi Recipe” posted on CiCi Paradise website. We watched the video several times, ...
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