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Whole Grain Kombucha Mustard

Great for sandwiches, dips, meats, and as a base for salad dressings and marinades! A good way to use long-cultured kombucha. Ingredients whole mustard seeds (yellow, brown, or a mix of the two) kombucha (the stronger, the better) sea salt Optional Additions whole garlic cloves dried or fresh chiles turmeric root, for color and health benefits horseradish root cranberries or other fruit dried herbs use your imagination! Instructions Use a glass jar large enough to allow for the seeds to expand. Add the seeds to the jar, filling about half full. Add sea salt to taste, about 1/2 tsp. per quart. If using optional additions, add them now. Add the kombucha, filling to about an inch above the seeds. Stir...

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Apple Cinnamon Water Kefir (A Second Fermentation)

Ingredients 4 cups finished water kefir (grains removed) 1 cup unfiltered apple cider (or to taste) 1/4 cinnamon stick Instructions Combine ingredients in a jar with an airtight lid. Let sit at room temperature for 2 days. Remove cinnamon stick and refrigerate. It will keep for quite awhile, but will taste best when consumed within a couple of weeks. *Caution- when doing a second fermentation, contents can sometimes become a bit explosive. If it's excessively warm, or if there isn't enough headspace, your jar can blow its top. Monitor the lid- if it starts to bulge a bit, open & close the lid to burp the excess gases. A kitchen towel draped over the top can be added insurance in...

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Water Kefir Cream Soda

Ingredients 4 cups finished water kefir (grains removed) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or to taste) Instructions Combine ingredients in a jar with an airtight lid. Let sit at room temperature for 2 days. Refrigerate after 2 days. It will keep for quite awhile, but will taste best when consumed within a couple of weeks. *Caution- when doing a second fermentation, contents can sometimes become a bit explosive. If it's excessively warm, or if there isn't enough headspace, your jar can blow its top. Monitor the lid- if it starts to bulge a bit, open & close the lid to burp the excess gases. A kitchen towel draped over the top can be added insurance in case of an eruption.

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Citrus Water Kefir

Ingredients 4 cups finished water kefir (grains removed) 3 slices each: orange, lemon, lime (well washed) Instructions Combine ingredients in a jar with an airtight lid. Let sit at room temperature for 2 days. After 2 days, remove citrus slices and refrigerate (note: citrus peel can add a bitter flavor if left in the water kefir for too long- fruit can also be peeled to avoid this). It will keep for quite awhile, but will taste best when consumed within a couple of weeks. *Caution - when doing a second fermentation, contents can sometimes become a bit explosive. If it's excessively warm, or if there isn't enough headspace, your jar can blow its top. Monitor the lid- if it starts...

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Strawberry Lemonade Water Kefir

Ingredients 4 cups finished water kefir (grains removed) 1/4 cup lemon juice 5 strawberries, washed & sliced Instructions Combine ingredients in a jar with an airtight lid. Let sit at room temperature for 2 days. Refrigerate after 2 day. It will keep for quite awhile, but will taste best when consumed within a couple of weeks. *Caution- when doing a second fermentation, contents can sometimes become a bit explosive. If it's excessively warm, or if there isn't enough headspace, your jar can blow its top. Monitor the lid - if it starts to bulge a bit, open & close the lid to burp the excess gases. A kitchen towel draped over the top can be added insurance in case of...

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