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?
A jar of Citron Tea from a Japanese friend occasioned experimenting with wild and wonderful Water Kefir sodas, including a Mexican melon and squash seed drink, beets and pea shoots.
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.
The ginger beer plant is a culture that has likely been used to make ginger beer for thousands of years! It is the easiest and most delicious ginger beer-making method to boot!
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!
Watermelon soda: easy-to-make, refreshing natural soda (works with other fruit, too!)
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