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Remember yesterday when I said I picked up another Scoby? Well, here it is. I know that these are not pretty. What can I say. They’re gross and weird looking! But kombucha is good and I am thrilled to be making it at home, and so I deal with the ugly factor.
When making kombucha, it’s normal to ferment it anywhere from 7 to 14 days, to as much as 30 days on your countertop. Then, some people do a second fermentation of another 2 to 5 days or so to get it fizzy. So my thinking is that the more batches I have going the better since there’s quite a lag time in between starting it, and consuming it!
Here’s what I’ve got going so far…
I took This Scoby
Add 1/2 or 1 gallon of Tea (that’s why the water is brown, it’s tea) + Sugar and Cover It
And 3 Days Later This Little “Skin” formed on the top layer of the tea water which is the New Baby that is growing from the Mother Scoby
The Bubbles mean the Bacteria are Cultures are Alive and At Work! Fermentation is fun!
And this is Day 5
Skylar thinks that the Baby Scoby is somehow a real baby. She looks at is and says, “Shhh, The Baby’s Sleeping”.
Ok, I’ll move on because I realize many of you probably don’t care about fermentation, but I think it’s fun! And my gut health and overall health will thank me since I am loading it full of healthy bacteria.
On it’s own, just chewing on a leaf, it’s definitely sweet but not in that shocking way that commercially ground white stevia powder is. Think sweet like a piece of fruit, not sweet like, whoa blast your eyeballs out sweet, or anything. And it’s a tiny little leaf. You’d need about 500 leaves to get the flavor in one packet of stevia. Just hazarding a wild guess, of course.
Verdict: Fun Plant, for me it was $2.99. Buy one to have fun but not to replace your stevia powder.
Also, I followed up with lots of veggies dipped in my latest creation: “Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip
Dessert: Make some Raw Vegan Peanut Butter (or Sunflower Seed or Almond Butter) Vanilla Balls
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