Friday, January 27, 2012

Kombucha Madness!

Kombucha! My new home science experiment. Why stop at yogurt?  ...I think I'm tackling wild yeast sourdough bread when the weather gets warmer. I know - bread isn't Paleo - but I'm a believer in 'everything in moderation'. Seriously. Yeah - I WOD like a crossfit junkie, but I'm also getting my downward dog on today, and enjoy a good walk to the grocery store -- either Whole Foods or ALDI. 

I try to keep my heart and mind open and my palate expansive. 

So... may I present my Kombucha Mama!

Kombucha is a fermented tea, and the "mama" or "SCOBY" (the white-ish thing floating on the top) is a "symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast". It kind of has the texture of...well...I don't really know haha. Really thick jello? Anyway - this first batch will be done in 1 week. Which is great because I just made a half gallon for the price of one 16 oz bottle from the store. :) 

I will continue to post about my progress! I might even tackle the secondary fermentation (a day or two) so I can get the carbonation which is my favorite part! And if this works, then I'm going to attempt ginger flavor for the next batch. <3

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