In the Kitchen:: Let Sit

I thought I’d share what’s in the jars this week:

First an update photo: Here’s the Apple Cider Vinegar with a new mother starting to grow. This is about 3 days in. The old mother drifted off to the bottom this time (although it has since floated back up to the top).

And here’s this week’s collection- fermenting meyer lemons (are meyer lemons really that much different better than regular lemons? Yes!), ACV, and, in the front, dairy wise we’ve got kefir, sour cream, buttermilk, and buttermilk starter.

See that crack starting there? With the whey starting to separate? That’s how I know when the kefir is ready.

Also sitting in the kitchen- a new batch of vanilla extract. These were some fresh vanilla beans- so soft, fragrant and easy to scrape.

Now we just let them sit.


Probiotics- For Life

How fitting that over at there is currently a 28 day probiotic food challenge and that this month’s Go Ahead Honey theme is Healing Foods.Two things I’m trying to incorporate more of. If you’re like me and are trying to heal your guts probiotics are a great way to encourage gut health. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite probiotic foods and a few recipes to use them in over the next few weeks.

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