Calling All Manitoba SCOBY Lovers!

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

SCOBY hotel

Current SCOBY Hotel

Hey friends, I need your help. I’ve committed to teaching a SCOBY class on November 7th, and I need babies. (more…)

The Booch is Back!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
The Booch is Back

Ginger, cherry and strawberry!

I’m so excited. After weeks and weeks of brooding on my kitchen floor, my kombucha is finally ready for second bottling.


Top 5 reasons to love your SCOBY

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Andrea's giftA SCOBY is a Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast. The acronym usually refers to the culture used in making kombucha, but milk kefir and water kefir grains are also SCOBYs. Yoghurt cultures are not. (more…)

Milk kefir bliss!

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Strawberry-infused kefir I know that a lot of people claim that dairy is too Neolithic to have any place in a paleo-style diet – in fact, I have seen claims that anything you can’t pull off a bush or kill with a sharp stick does not belong in our diet. Hmm, a little extreme much? (more…)

Fermentation Fun with Friends

Friday, October 19th, 2012

A Portrait of the Author as a Lacto-Fermentation InstructorOn Thursday, October 18th, I had the privilege of teaching a lovely group of people about lacto-fermentation. The space we used was The Red River General Store at 5700 Henderson Highway – for my friends in the local Jewish community, that’s the old Stern store. I was stunned to discover how many people were sentimentally attached to that place! (more…)

Kombucha Love

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

So I’ve developed this thing for fermented foods and drinks. They are supposed to be really good for a damaged gut, and G-d knows I’ve got one of those. So I started buying kombucha at the store. Tastes good, maybe half a glass every morning followed by a glass of water really makes me feel better. It’s just freaking EXPENSIVE, and since I’ve been following all these fermentation groups on FB, it was obviously time to try doing it myself. (more…)

Fermented Kale – Cinderella on my counter

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Fermented kale

Doesn’t look very appetising, does it? I should have photographed it in its original mason jar, it looked prettier there. Regardless, let me introduce you to a batch of lacto-fermented kale. (more…)