All About Kombucha

What is kombucha? Kombucha (kahm-BOO-chuh) is a fermented tea drink that probably originated in ancient China over two thousand years ago. The active culture which transforms the tea into kombucha is …

Peach Mango Chutney

Chutney is a spicy-savory-sweet condiment usually made from fruit. The intense, concentrated flavor goes great with meat, fish, or veggie dishes, or even mixed into yogurt. Chutneys and any fruit-based …

Pumpkin Spice Kombucha

There are an infinite number of ways to flavor kombucha. Here is a seasonal (autumn/winter) idea using pumpkin puree, as well as the classic “pumpkin spices”: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, …

Pineapple Ginger Kombucha

Got any extra pineapple scraps lying around? Why not make some tropical kombucha? Inspired by tepache (a Mexican boozy pineapple based beverage), using scraps such as cores and peels infuses …

cucumber lime kombucha

Cucumber Lime Kombucha

Cucumber, lime and coriander are all considered “cooling” foods according to ayurveda. This mildly flavored kombucha is a great way to cool off when the mercury rises. Pitta is one …

Probiotic Tuna or Chicken Salad

Canned tuna isn’t my every day go-to protein, but I have been refreshing my earthquake supplies box (taking out older cans and replacing them), so I came across a few …

Cultured Ice Cream

After struggling in vain to find an ice cream brand that really knows me and also meets my high standards for ingredients (simplicity and quality), I took matters into my …

Start your own Sourdough Starter

Here we explore one of the simplest (and most fun) ferments– sourdough. Carbohydrate-hungry microbes in the air are drawn to this simple slurry of flour and water. Each micro-climate (from …