Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kombucha Tip....

My family thinks "kombucha" is the craziest thing that I've ever spoke of in the kitchen!
They won't even consider touching it- or smelling of it!
I just find that to be tempting! :-)
Mmhhmm....how can I get a little smidgen of kombucha down them?
Well, I have found that it can be substituted in many recipes for vinegar.
So- I snuck it in their cole slaw the other day!
shhh- don't tell them! They thought it was the best batch I had ever made, lol.
So - just in case some of you are wondering....be a sneak and use it as you would vinegar!
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Joy said...

How do you grow it though and don't you have to have a scoby or something?

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

'neaky 'neaky! I sneak stuff too, but they know. I also found a way to make "apple soda" using water kefir which they tried yesterday & LOVE!!!

I also responded to your question on sourdough, if you want to take a peek.

"The Smelly Lady" said...

I wish I knew someone close who brewed kombucha. I'd love to try it before spending a bunch of time and money making it.

I do sneaky things too. Fresh spinach in a fruit smoothie....can't even taste it. LOL! Course they don't drink a lot, so I drink them.

Donna said...

Joy, I have directions on here for how to start a batch without a scoby....will write u and tell u more.

apple soda! mmm!! I made pear soda once and loved it- must see how u do the apple soda!

Here at our local Food Lion and Health Food Store, you can buy a bottle of Kombucha. Its expensive about $4 or $5 for 16 oz...BUT... you can use it to start your own batch of kombucha and yes, grow your own scoby! Once you start it though, the cost is small. The time...most of the time its just sitting in a dark cupboard alone...growing;-)
You sound like my kind of sneaky!
Nothing sneakier than greens in a smoothie!

Tadpole said...

Donna, I'd love to also make Komucha. How do you start? I'd like to but I've never had it before. Can you point me in the rifgt direction?