Cultured Foods

Kombucha – Harbinger and Safety Net

Mutual assistance enriches even the poor. – Chinese Proverb

A couple years ago I finally had a chance to start making kombucha. My sister had gotten a hold of a kombucha mother/starter (known as a SCOBY – Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) while doing a house call, (she’s a nurse). Kombucha is a fermented tea created by a mysterious symbiotic colony of yeasts and bacteria. It looks and feels like a rubbery pancake, and floats on the top of strong black tea and sugar for 7-10 days. The resulting liquid is similar to fizzy iced tea and is very good for cleaning out toxins, supporting the liver and digestive system.

HD 106 – Homemade Yogurt

HD 106 – Homemade Yogurt

Demonstrating how easy it is to make healthy, live-cultured yogurt from fresh raw goat's milk. This slow heat method ensures as many enzymes as possible will be available for digestive health. Also shows three methods of incubation. The towel method has the best track record, and the cooler ...

Cream Cheese and Whey

Cream Cheese and Whey

Makes about 1 cup cream cheese and 2 cups whey. This is incredibly easy. Simply take about 2 quarts or 1 litre yogurt. Put it into a strainer lined with cheesecloth or linen (I use a clean tea-towel) over a bowl. Wrap it up and let it sit for about 12-24 hours. Remove the cream cheese ...