It’s another hot day here (in the 90’s), so refreshing beverages are in order. Today’s water kefir second ferments are luscious banana and sparkling kiwi. Refreshing and loaded with probiotics…and the flavor? Like drinking a fresh, creamy banana and a sweet/tart kiwi. Want to make some for yourself?
You may have seen an earlier post in which we discussed that we’re not vegetarians (No, We’re Not Vegetarians…), but still often choose to eat vegetarian or vegan meals – and how people seem to have difficulty wrapping their heads around the idea that we don’t eat just any meat: we’ve elected to only eat meat sourced from farms that value humane animal husbandry and processing of their animals’ meat. We often encounter people – in work settings, for example – who either look completely confounded or even annoyed by our explanation for why we won’t eat an item from a fast food place.
You know I like my slow cookers…and one staple in our household that we only make in our slow cooker is Spicy Beans. Inexpensive, nutritious, and very flexible, these beans are easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
I’m usually not a big fan of purple beets, but they’re the stars of a wonderful lacto-fermented beverage called Beet Kvass…a probiotic purple powerhouse!
It’s hot here. Worse than the heat, the humidity is oppressive…it’s like a steamy blanket that envelops you as soon as you step out into it. When it’s this humid, it’s very easy to become overheated quickly because the body’s evaporative cooling system is less effective, so people who work outdoors (like farmers) can become dehydrated without even realizing it. Water is definitely a must on hot days, but I think the best – and arguably the tastiest – thirst quencher is probiotic water kefir!
I bought my 5th slow cooker recently. It’s a tiny 2 quart one that will be primarily for making candles, salves, and similar projects. Are you wondering about the other 4? Each has its purpose. And, no, I’m not a Crock Pot hoarder.