Kombucha-fermented Beef Jerky

After making kombucha for a while, everyone has that one jar that ferments just a bit too long and makes vinegar. Kombucha vinegar has many of the same properties that apple cider vinegar has. It is slightly sweet, raw and full of helpful probiotics. One of my new favorite uses of kombucha vinegar is in … Read more

How to Start with Fermented Foods

Of course, you’ve heard of the health benefits of fermented foods. How could you not, it’s in the news every day. Are you considering adding them to your diet but have no idea where to start? No worries. Keep reading for Maat’s tips on making it an easy journey. Have you wondered how to start … Read more

How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha is a staple in our home. We drink it plain, we drink it flavored. No matter how you like it, you can make kombucha at home easily and affordably. Everything about kombucha is unbelievable. When I tell folks I drink kombucha, they respond with, “What’s kombucha?” When I tell them that you need to … Read more

Fermented Homemade Ginger Ale

If you, like me, want to avoid high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, and an excess of phosphoric acid, give this homemade ginger ale a try. Kristi is a master at making delicious ferments even the kids will love. Ginger ale is something that people have used for many years to help upset tummies. Making ginger ale … Read more

DIY Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple Cider Vinegar was one named a miracle vinegar healing every ailment from acne to indigestion to dandruff. I am not claiming this to be true, but I will say that home made Apple Cider Vinegar has tremendous health benefits and is absolutely delicious! Making Apple Cider Vinegar is really very easy! It just takes time. I … Read more

How to Make Ginger Bug

A ginger bug is a starter culture for fermented fizzy beverages. You can use it to make flavored sodas right at home. The combination of sugar, water and ginger promotes the growth of probiotics (good bacteria) and yeasts. If you need to know how to make a ginger bug for your own all-natural thirst quenchers, … Read more

Easy, Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

If you live anywhere near apple country, or have access to a supply of apples, making your own apple cider vinegar is a treat. Best part of the process is that you can create ACV from the waste after making pie or apple butter or other apple goodies. If you’ve never made homemade, organic apple … Read more

Very Berry Mead

Mead–just the name evokes pictures of women in long velvet gowns and gents on white chargers.  Mead is honey wine with benefits.  Traditionally, mead was made with herbs and fruit from the garden.  It was a medicinal beverage for winter ailments, imparting the actions of the herbs to the drink, and preserving them.  The honey … Read more

Pineapple Tepache Recipe: A Fermented Beverage

Our culture is addicted to junk, especially in the form of heavily-sugared, carbonated beverages. Worse yet are the diet varieties. Finding this Pineapple Tepache recipe not only encourages me but gives me something to add to my collection of fermented drink recipes. Let’s drink to health, shall we? The word tepache means “drink of corn.” Originally, … Read more

How to Make Chai Flavored Kombucha

Personally, I think pumpkin flavoring is over-rated. But chai? Never. And to combine chai with kombucha is just pure genius. What can I say? Michelle has done it again. Try this recipe for chai flavored kombucha and let us know if you don’t agree! I love fall. I love everything about fall. From wearing scarves, hiking through … Read more