Category Archives: Beverages

Kefir smoothies

For reasons unknown to me, my youngest child hates fruit. To be fair, he also hates vegetables. If he could just be allowed to subsist on bread, butter, jam, and sugar, he’d be perfectly happy. I have managed to seduce … Continue reading

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Festive kombucha

My kombucha dislikes change. Specifically, it detests the changes in the weather. Going from summer to winter, and then doubling back to pick up autumn (our weather has been particularly screwy this year), took the heart right out of it. … Continue reading

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Flavors for Kefir and Kombucha

Ok, so I cheat. It would be better, healthier, and overall more granola to use real fruit and all, but there’s only so much time in the day. Someday I’ll get there, and then tell you all about it. In … Continue reading

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Homemade Kefir

How to make kefir at home! Continue reading

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Steaming grape juice

Nearly every fall, I make grape juice. Nearly every fall, someone asks, “How did you make this?”, to which I reply, “With a steamer-juicer.” And, nearly every fall, I end up trying to describe, with energetic but frequently inadequate hand … Continue reading

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Raspberry Lemonade

I overheard someone at a church potluck bemoaning the fact that very few people make ‘real’ lemonade anymore.  As in, made from actual lemons and sugar, rather than a mixes with artificial this and high fructose that. My kids love … Continue reading

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I use a lot of spices.  We like food with plenty of flavor around here, so I go through spices in bulk quantities. Years ago, I figured out that buying them in bulk was the way to go.  Most of … Continue reading

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