Fermentation 101

  By guest blogger Nicole Marcoux, RHN Fermentation is one of the oldest and easiest methods of food preservation. One of the most well-known examples of a wild fermented food is sauerkraut. Fermenting is so simple. If you have salt, a jar, and some vegetables, you’re basically done. The fermentation method I use most often is wild fermentation, which simply means that the bacteria and … Continue reading Fermentation 101

An Introduction to Water Kefir

Water Kefir is a probiotic beverage with a base of sweetened water that is naturally fermented with the help of kefir grains, or tibicos.  It’s a little different from the most commonly known kefir, which is made with milk and is kind of like an extra tangy yogurt drink.  I had tried the milk kind before, and I have to admit, I hadn’t really liked … Continue reading An Introduction to Water Kefir