How to Make Water Kefir

Water kefir is the most popular fermented food at our house. It’s the one ferment that each family member enjoys and will drink on a regular basis. I was surprised by how quickly my family fell in love with this bubbly, tangy treat. If you want to know how to make water kefir, keep reading. … Read more

How to Make Grapefruit Water Kefir

Most carbonated beverages have at least 10 teaspoons of sugar in them. Think about that, the next time you put your 50 cents into a machine! Want an alternative? Water kefir to the rescue! Grapefruit water kefir tastes just like Fresca and you can make it without all the junk. Read on and Mindy will … Read more

How to Make Flavored Kombucha

If there is one thing I want folks to know about fermenting food, it’s that fermenting food is about more than sauerkraut. Don’t get me wrong. Sauerkraut is great. But when I think of all the other possibilities, I just get goosebumps. Especially when that fermented something is kombucha. So read on for some variations of … Read more

Homemade Water Kefir Gummies

My kids love gummie bears. But I don’t love the artificial food coloring and other additives in them. This recipe for water kefir gummies will certainly replace the typical gummie bear in my kids’ diets. If you have a picky eater, you probably wonder about introducing fermented foods to your kids. Water kefir gummies are a surefire … Read more

How to Make Beet Kvass

Beet Kvass is a traditional Ukrainian beverage that is blood building, rich in probiotics and supportive of normal digestive and liver function.  I first learned about beet kvass in Nourishing Traditions, where Sally Fallon recommends a four-ounce glass of beet kvass morning and evening as a tonic. Beet kvass is one of the easiest and … Read more

How to Make a Fermented Bloody Mary

Who says that fermented foods must be limited to cabbage and sauerkraut? We have a plethora of recipes for all kinds of foods on this site, including beverages. Now, Kristi has taken us into the realm of alcoholic drinks. If you’re a connoisseur of Bloody Marys, try this version and let us know how it … Read more

10 Reasons to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha

The friend that taught me to make kombucha stressed that her way, which she got from someone else, was the only healthy way. I am so glad that I have since found other folks who brew kombucha with great success, and in a variety of fashion. Read on for a great read on the continuous … Read more

Traditional Herbal Root Beer

When I think that, as a young adult on my break from work, I would down a Pepsi and Snickers bar in a matter of minutes, I almost get nauceous. Today, because I was once counted in their lot, the habits of the young and foolish never shock me. I am just grateful to have been … Read more

Homemade Grape Soda

If you, like me, want to avoid high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, and an excess of phosphoric acid, give this grape soda a try. Kristi is a master at making delicious ferments even the kids will love. Grape soda is super easy to make at home. It only takes a day or two, some water kefir grains … Read more

Can You Grow Your Own SCOBY

My neighbor must think I’m a slacker. I mean, I’m forever calling and asking for a fresh SCOBY to make kombucha. The truth is, I’m not consistent but she is. So, in order to avoid embarrassing myself by having to ask again, I asked Chris if she could write how to grow your own SCOBY. … Read more