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Brewing Kombucha at Home

Brewing Kombucha at Home

I like drinking Kombucha. I love the tangy, tingly, bubbliness of it. I also love the health benefits, mainly, the probiotics. What I don’t like is the price of buying it at the grocery store of Whole Foods.  So, I started brewing Kombucha at home a few years ago.Making Kombucha

Brewing Kombucha at home can be intimidating, but with a little practice, it is very easy. Just follow the directions, do your homework, and, learn from my mistakes so that hopefully you can avoid the ones I made.

So, are you ready to start brewing Kombucha at home?

Before you get started, you will need to plan ahead, order some supplies, and gather all the items you’ll need.    You can get everything you need from Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma, and my kombucha guru.  The only place I would ever purchase a SCOBY is from Hannah. Read More→

How to make the easiest homemade laundry detergent

From granola to the easiest homemade laundry detergent

If you’re old enough to remember, granola people were from California, the land of  nuts and flakes.  Of course it’s not politically correct, but we weren’t PC back in the day!   I picture in my mind the type of person I thought was a granola:  gauze skirt, Birkenstocks, graying hair, home grown, homemade food from scratch, homemade soap,  shopped at co-ops, had hairy arm pits and was hippee-like.  I’ve noticed these granola-types for years.  The other day I asked my daughter if her boyfriends’ parents are granolas (because I had my suspicions) and she said “Not as much as you are, Mom”.   Then it hit me.  I AM a granola!  Let’s get one thing straight, though….I don’t have hairy armpits. But, I’ve been lazy about touching up the grays, I make my own soap, I shop at a local food co-op, I wear Birkenstocks, I bake my bread from scratch, as well as make my own yogurt and kombucha.  This simple, natural lifestyle has become so normal to me, that I hadn’t even noticed that I’ve become a granola.   Read More→