Water Kefir, My High Maintenance Girlfriend


**Update! Wow, after just a few hours of being up, I’ve received a number of comments about how this might scare people away from fermenting. No!!! Please, please don’t read that into this. Most people find water kefir to be one of the easiest ferment. This post is meant for those of us […]

Water Kefir or Kombucha

Water kefir or kombucha? Which do you prefer or do you drink both? And how does water kefir compare to kombucha?

I like to think one isn’t necessarily better than the other, they are just different. Like comparing apples to oranges. This comparison is mostly opinion. For an excellent, more scientific comparison, check out […]

Kefir Grains vs Kefir Starter

Kefir is my family’s #1 favorite ferment for many reasons. It’s very very simple to make. It’s incredibly nutrient dense when made with an organic, grass fed, fresh from the farm milk. It’s versatile, drink it, strain it for cheese, make salad dressing with it, make yummy smoothies with it.

There are 2 different […]

Fermentation Friday: Milk Kefir Q&A

Wow! Lot’s of milk kefir questions out there. I asked for questions and you answered with lots of great questions. If you have questions that weren’t answered in this post, please ask in comments.

“What is it? How is it made?

While the name is deceiving, kefir grains are not actually grains. […]

Sparkling Cider and Hard Cider with Water Kefir Grains

One of my favorite things this time of year, besides pumpkin flavored everything, is apple cider. Back home in Minnesota, we had a number of apple orchards to choose from to visit each year. Not so much here in North Dakota (anyone want to start an apple orchard here?). There are still plenty of […]