Bottles ready for cultured foods and beverages

Bottles ready for cultured foods and beverages
Ten Green Bottles!!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Making Quark Cheese






After I culture my fresh milk with kefir grains (enriching the milk with probiotics) I often drip this thick mixture to make a natural cheese that can be used as dips, spreads or cheesecake.


This is my curd bag (purchased from www:madmillie.com) set up to drip 
the kefired milk through.

I've only recently purchased this equipment and it's certainly made life easier for me.







 



Adding the kefired milk to strainer. I let this sit overnight (covered with clean tea towel) and collect the whey for other uses. e.g. adding to sauerkraut as a starter culture.

I'd show you the cheesecake I made, but it's all been eaten!! 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Courses - The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz

Courses - The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz

Sandor Katz - Master Fermenter - in Australia 2014

sandor

Analysis  of Kombucha Ferment

Analysis  of Kombucha Ferment

Indepth info on Kombucha

The kombucha SCOBY is a living complex.
a probiotic of life's energy.
pro = in favor of, biotic = life
antibiotic; anti = against:
antibiotic literally means against life.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Canadian Salmon available in Australia

Seafood

Wild Raw Sockeye Salmon FULL Fillets - Mixed Sizes



The 3 Biggest Fermenting Mistakes You’re Already Making | Food Renegade

The 3 Biggest Fermenting Mistakes You’re Already Making | Food Renegade

An interesting article. I'm still happy to use mason jars








biggest fermentation mistakes

(2) Cultured Artisans - Food Fermentation lessons in North Sydney

(2) Cultured Artisans

All ready for the Permaculture Sydney North, living skills workshop on Saturday 19th October



Great opportunity to learn more on food fermentation if you live in Sydney.






Double Double Caramel Sauce (Dairy Free) - Empowered Sustenance

Double Double Caramel Sauce (Dairy Free) - Empowered Sustenance

Dairy free caramel sauce

Grain Free Crockpot Recipe Roundup | Health, Home, & Happiness (tm)

Grain Free Crockpot Recipe Roundup | Health, Home, & Happiness (tm)

Lots of useful recipe to cook in one pot - SIMPLE

Grain Free Crockpot Recipes

Pottery By Sandy Der Store | Pottery by Sandy Der

Pottery By Sandy Der Store | Pottery by Sandy Der

Great idea!! Anyone know someone who could produce these here in Brisbane??

Porcelain Pickle Weights

Nude Dumplings (gluten free) | Beyond Kimchee

Nude Dumplings (gluten free) | Beyond Kimchee

What a great little recipe. Cook and freeze for later as needed

Nude Dumplings

Monday, 7 October 2013

Chef Pete Evans - Pickled Prawns in a Jar

▶ Unacceptable Levels Trailer - YouTube

▶ Unacceptable Levels Trailer - YouTube

Biodynamic French Green Lentils by Burrum Biodynamics | Rice, Grains & Legumes | Farmhouse Direct

Biodynamic French Green Lentils by Burrum Biodynamics | Rice, Grains & Legumes | Farmhouse Direct

Online co-op of Aussie farmers.....

Biodynamic French Green Lentils

Why everyone's talking about raw, fermented and sprouted | News.com.au

Why everyone's talking about raw, fermented and sprouted | News.com.au

They're catching up to us!! We've been eating and promoting this way actively for the past 10 years!!

chef

Suicide link to ADHD drug

Suicide link to ADHD drug



How to drink kombucha and NOT destroy your teeth | OraWellness Blog

How to drink kombucha and NOT destroy your teeth | OraWellness Blog

Interesting post on kombucha and how it affects your tooth enamel

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

A Week of Groceries In Different Countries [Pictures] | RealityPod

A Week of Groceries In Different Countries [Pictures] | RealityPod

This makes interesting news


Brekkie Pancakes

I've been trialling  pancakes made without grains. I've not been happy with the taste of some of them and others have too many ingredients.

So this morning I made these. Even though they don't look that delicious - they were. Just the photo is not delicious!!
So easy to make with 3-4 ingredients


  1. 2 free range eggs
  2. 1 teaspoon chia seeds (black or white or mixed)
  3. 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  4. Orange or lemon juice of milk if needed

Just whisk the first 3 ingredients together and make a thick batter. If it's too thick, add some milk or juice. It's too thin, just add a little more flour.

Heat a large pan (I always use a cast iron pan for best results) add some butter or coconut oil and form 4 pancakes. Cook one side until mixture bubbles, then turn. The pancakes will be golden brown.

Serve with a dob of butter and add honey or maple syrup, cultured cream and/or berries, bananas - your fruit of choice.