fermentation

Grape Kombucha Soda

Grape Kombucha

This is a very simple technique that makes an extra tasty batch of kombucha. By adding fruit juice after the ten day fermentation period you get a fizzier drink, which means there is more alcohol. This drink is very much like a grape soda, but good for you!

I have been making kombucha lately with honey, and I have found that over time the mushroom looses it’s potency. I have a batch of regular black tea kombucha getting started this morning because I have a flurry of people requesting kombucha babies (SCOBY) via the www.kombu.de website. Since I have been making it with honey, I need to make up a potent batch before I can spread that good kombucha love.

White Man’s Kimchi

White Man’s Kimchi

Although my partner grumbles and complains to high heaven about the smell while I am making kimchi, he usually eats it up and wants more. I have taken out the chilis for this recipe of kimchi and added in burdock root, so it isn't by any means an authentic Korean kimchi, but we like it. It also make ...

Six Months on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet

Six Months on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet

We began the GAPS diet (or enhanced Specific Carbohydrate Diet) in February, so we have now been on it for more than six months. The difference is remarkable. I have sent in for another hair analysis so I can compare the result with the test I did last November. All of our conditions have not comple ...

Examples of Bad Food

Examples of Bad Food

This last weekend I discovered some disgusting brown turd looking stuff on my towels in the shelf by the bathroom. Looking at the shelf above I found an old can of corned beef someone had 'donated' to us when we first moved to Vancouver and could barely pay rent. I guess the seal had broken a bit an ...

Win a Free Brew Now Kombucha Kit! (twitter contest)

Win a Free Brew Now Kombucha Kit! (twitter contest)

Hannah Crum (otherwise known as LA's Kombucha Mamma) on the occassion of the wonderful article she wrote for helladelicious - Kombucha Recall Madness - The Real Story - has generously offered to provide the Star Prize (a Brew Now Kombucha Kit valued at $35) for our first ever Twitter contest - ...

Kombucha Recall Madness – The Real Story

Kombucha Recall Madness – The Real Story

Limited Time! Twitter Contest! WIN a Free SCOBY Brew Now Kit (provided by LA's Kombucha Mamma and valued at $35- see it here).  All you have to do is follow @helladelicious and @kombuchakamp on twitter by Sunday, August 15th, then Tweet this message: "Win a Brew Now Kombucha Kit from Kombucha Kamp, ...

Sima – Finnish Mead

Sima – Finnish Mead

As I started writing up this article on sima I realized my timing couldn't be be better. Vappu is only a week away. Just enough time to brew up my first batch of the year. It brings back a flood of memories of my time in Finland. Sima is a Finnish homemade mead, and is the traditional drink for t ...

Aromatic Raisin Chutney

Aromatic Raisin Chutney

This recipe has developed over the years from Sally Fallon's recipe for raisin chutney in her wonderful cookbook Nourishing Traditions. 3 c organic raisins 1 t red chili flakes 1/2 head garlic, crushed 2 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 4-5 cloves 1 T fenugreek seeds 2-3 cardamom pods ...

Traditional Dill Pickle Recipe Card

Traditional Dill Pickle Recipe Card

BUY THIS: Recipe Card on zazzle.com I posted this recipe on the instructables web site and people just love it. I love it too, it is so easy and absolutely delicious. Easy to make with fresh dill, cucumbers, salt and spices. This recipe card makes a great gift as it comes with a method to mak ...

MOB 104 – Making Kombucha

MOB 104 – Making Kombucha

In the latest addition of Mouth of Babes we learn how to make kombucha, the powerfully detoxing home-brew. It is a good idea to start drinking kombucha before you actually get pregnant. If you are planning to get pregnant, drink it for at least six months before conceiving to help clean your tis ...