Beginners Guide to Kefir

Just starting out with both milk and water kefir grains

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IMG_7840 Water kefir after a second ferment with mixed berries and some fresh berries and ice to serve.

Before we get into the ins and outs of it we need to deal with pronunciation. Originally I pronounced it “keffer”. This caused hubby all sorts of issues as we both know that is vulgar slang for a black South African and therefore not the sort of thing we want the kids to say in public. Research told him that it is actually pronounced “ke-fear”. So now there is no need to worry about offending anyone when you are talking about your funky brew.

For the uninitiated, kefir is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts (a “scoby”), or probiotics. Yes! You can make these yourself. No! You don’t have to pay a fortune for them at the health food shop. They are easy and essentially last forever. Not only that, but they…

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