Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Craft your own Ginger Beer using a ginger bug as a natural starter culture.
Making Tomato-Vegetable Kvass with all the excitement of Bloody Mary / Virgin Mary refreshment.
This is a quick and easy probiotic soda that is perfect for warding of colds. You can make it with fresh elderberries, or use dried.
Water Kefir is great, but water kefir with tamarind is Jarritos, but healthy! This sweet/tart knockoff is probiotic and full of flavor!
Never mind that this drink is good for you and low in calories. It has a light fruity flavour, delicate fizz and refreshing taste.
Fermented fruit sodas are so fun to make, simple, and delicious. The blackberries we gathered have a lot of flavor, but are really not very sweet– so turning them into fermented blackberry soda is a great option.
Making probiotic soda at home is really fun and easy. This Rhubarb & Honey Soda is like a rosy, fizzy lemonade.
Making ginger beer from ginger, sugar, water, and yeast.
The ginger “bug,” which jump-starts the fermentation in this recipe from chef Cortney Burns, Bar Tartine, San Francisco, specifically uses organic ginger because it’s rich in microbes.
Lots of great ideas for using cherries and pits, so you can enjoy them throughout the year!