Exploring Holistic Alternatives

Families practicing: Alternative & Natural Health; Attachment and Mindful Parent

Does your family drink it? I made a batch, and it tastes kinda like slightly sour, slightly fizzy cider. Not too bad. Three of us will drink it, and the other 2 say "no way!" Do you just continually make more than you can drink? Can you store your SCOBY? freeze it?

Views: 29

Attachments:

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

ooh, where did you get the recipe? I have been drinking the bottled kind from Earthfare, and i spend a fortune on it (even though I buy it on sale and stock the entire bottom shelf of my fridge, it still adds up!) I started drinking it a couple months ago, when my family went non-dairy. (My son, almost 18 months now, has a dairy sensitivity and possibly a full-blown allergy, we're not sure yet.) But before that, i was getting good probiotics from yogurt, so after we quit dairy I started drinking the kombucha. I have to say, it has totally been an acquired taste- I hated the taste at first and now i love it.
Does anyone have any to share??

Thanks,
Rena
Easy to make - just get a SCOBY from one of us! I'm leaving town tomorrow, so if someone doesn't give you one this week, I can next week.
Francie said:
Easy to make - just get a SCOBY from one of us! I'm leaving town tomorrow, so if someone doesn't give you one this week, I can next week.

I am not sure where everyone who wants a SCOBY is - I am about 1/2 hr north of Charlotte and have several multilayered SCOBYs ready to share. I use a 1 gallon mason jar - we drilled holes in the metal top and lay fabric beneath, we keep them on top of the fridge to grow. We generally drink it before it ever gets to the fridge, but we have 2 batches going at all times. :-)
I will have SCOBY available to others as well. I am in the Waxhaw area. I have been using SCOBY babies for all sorts of other uses. We have a septic system, so once a month or so I will chop up a SCOBY and flush it. I believe the the bacteria and yeasts help breakdown materials in your septic and keep it 'healthy' as well. I have also recently experimented with putting SCOBY in my small pond to keep the water clear from green algae. So far the pond looks much clearer. I noticed foam on it this morning. I wonder if my pond water is becoming carbonated?! There are many frogs and tadpoles that live there as well and so far they seem to be thriving.
I started a "group" for sharing starter cultures in north/south Charlotte region. Post here if you want/have starter cultures to share.

http://xploringholisticalternatives.ning.com/group/sharingstartercu...



Pat

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Members

Latest Activity

Adrienn Jankovics updated their profile
Jul 16, 2013
Missy and Karen Shattuck are now friends
May 16, 2011
Leslie updated their profile
May 11, 2011
Benita Gibbs updated their profile
Oct 27, 2010
Pat's discussion was featured

VACCINES

Discussion, references, inquiries, etc.
Sep 23, 2010
Estela de Arcos Hunt updated their profile
Aug 25, 2010
Estela de Arcos Hunt updated their profile photo
Aug 25, 2010
Anna left a comment for Megan Stuhlman
"Hi Megan, I've dealt with a few different illnesses. Maybe you can call me tomorrow and let me know what's going on. Or maybe send your number. Pat and I are going to a conference but will have some time on the drive there and later in…"
Aug 13, 2010
Megan Stuhlman left a comment for Anna
"Hi Anna, Hope you are doing well, its been a while since I've come to the group MNOs but hope to attend soon and see folks again. This is kind of a random favor/question, but I seem to have a sick chicken and wondered if you had any expertise…"
Aug 13, 2010
Pat posted discussions
Jul 22, 2010
Sara Arey updated their profile photo
Jul 9, 2010
Sara Arey is now a member of Exploring Holistic Alternatives
Jul 9, 2010
Pat replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"Interesting. I do find info about Arnica as a poison ivy relief alternative. I hadn't heard of that. Homeopathic Apis helps for swelling, hives also. Pat"
Jul 3, 2010
Pamela Fuller replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"Thanks, lots of great ideas we can try. (I am a new member on the yahoo group as of last week.) We also read some information elsewhere about treating with arnica, do you have any experience with that? DH used arnica pellets on Sunday for muscle…"
Jul 2, 2010
Pat replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"We had two recent discussions about poison ivy relief on the yahoogroup with many options to consider. Plantain, witch hazel and Epsom salt baths seem to offer significant relief. Are you already a member there?…"
Jul 2, 2010
Benita Gibbs posted a discussion

Drinking Water Usage for Your Family

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?Please take the survey titled "Drinking Water Usage". Your feedback is important!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N27LDFDThank you for your time.See More
Jun 28, 2010
Pamela Fuller posted a discussion

Poison Ivy

Does anyone have suggestions for relieving poison ivy itch?  I'm new to holistic treatments, and hubby has a small case of what he thinks is poison ivy or oak on face and hands.
Jun 28, 2010
Cara Yara's 2 blog posts were featured
Jun 25, 2010
Jenn's blog post was featured

SHE'S HERE!!

So Maya Lynn decided to come Saturday afternon.After a long labor, but a REAL quick one push delivery she arrived Saturday September 12, 2009 at 5:09.She's 7lb. 11 oz. and 20 1/2" long.We came home Sunday afternoon and have all been doing really well.I will update with photos when I get time to download them.See More
Jun 25, 2010
allie drayton is now a member of Exploring Holistic Alternatives
Jun 24, 2010

© 2017   Created by Pat.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service