Favie Things, Food, Recipe
March 16, 2010
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educate us!!! tell us about sprouted grain!
I’m on it! We’ll be talking sprouts soon 🙂
my excalibur 3900 is on its way…so excited for yummy nuts and dried fruit. i also bought a gallon glass jar to “encourage” me to make kombucha. it’s staring at me from the floorboard of my car where it is rolling around (along with my half gallon sized mason jars which are waiting for me to soak or sprout something in them. where/how did you get your scoby? what are some of your other must haves?
So fun; you’ll love your dehydrator!
And kombucha; a family favie…I grew my own scoby…here are the instructions, worked perfectly:
Hmm, must haves. Well, some are must haves and some are just helpful, but you certainly can survive without them:
1. Berkey water filter–this was #1 on my list of expensive appliances I had to save up for. Pure water is the base of all this nourishing food. And florida water does have fluoride. So all else went on hold till we could afford this.
2. Grain Mill…ahh, it’s so so great. I spent years using King Arthur Brand flour…and how glad I am to be done with that. Nothing beats fresh milled…and the variety of grain mixes you can make. I use this daily.
3. A dehydrator, which you have…
4. lots of half gallon and quart sized mason jars.
5. TOOLS: I use about 8 sprout screens at a time too. A wide mouth funnel. Plastic sieves for kefir and lots of sizes of wooden spoons. Butter bell…
6. Cast iron cookware (cheap and good ones at Walmart).
7. The grolsh (sp?) bottles from Ikea are great for bottling kombucha.
8. I use a heating pad a lot to make yogurt and warm my kombucha, sourdough starter and the like.
9. We use our electric kettle daily, but it’s not a must have, just very convenient…and a tea pot to brew in…
9. I’m waiting on an oat roller for morning oatmeal, can’t wait, but it’s on backorder.
10. I have a kitchenaid mixer, but would like a bosch…
11. glass storage containers
12. NT, Wild Fermentation…I think both of these books are very foundational.
13. Classic kitchen appliances: blender (vitamix is nice, but I’m waiting for my current one to die first), food processor, hand blender…
14. stoneware: loaf, muffin and large flat for pizza, free form bread etc.
Looking at this list, I feel like there are some expenses up front, but it’s not too crazy…and much can be improvised. Once you have the big stuff, they last forever (most cases). Counter space is really the biggest help! My kitchen/fridge/ eating area can look like a science lab…haha.
CB said she gave you my #–feel free to call me!
Whoa.. natural lady… You are talking so out of my league here.. I read the word Kombucha.. like that!
So you can home make that?
hey 🙂 yes, make kombucha at home! It’s muuuuuch cheaper. Grow a scoby based on the link I have above…it’ll take about 3 weeks. Then brew a pot of sweet tea, add your mushroom-looking scoby that you grew, wait about 7 days…you have kombucha! Bottle it and chill, it tastes like fizzy, slightly sweet/tart soda…it’s probably my favorite drink. Def doesn’t sit around our house long…can’t brew this stuff fast enough between all my boys.
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