Bottles ready for cultured foods and beverages

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

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

High-fat Mediterranean Diet not suitable for Australians |

High-fat Mediterranean Diet not suitable for Australians |

This article is absolute rubbish. This kind of article should be banned and the person who wrote it run out of town!!
Use your head and do your research on legitimate sites and don't ask your GP or dietician about food and nutrition - they don't know.


Aspartame in Milk Without a Label? Big Dairy Petitions FDA For Approval | The Liberty Beacon

Aspartame in Milk Without a Label? Big Dairy Petitions FDA For Approval | The Liberty Beacon

I find it hard to believe that this is even being considered. Fresh,, raw milk is sweet all by itself - no sweeteners necessary

Two powerful dairy organizations, The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to allow aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to be added to milk and other dairy products without a label.


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Will the real ferments please stand up? | Nourished Roots Family Farms

Will the real ferments please stand up? | Nourished Roots Family Farms

Educate yourself on how to choose real, living fermented foods.

Will the real ferments please stand up?

If you are buying, not making your ferments, use these tips

to make sure you walk out of the store with the real deal…

On a recent trip to a health food store, I noticed retailers are either improperly stocking their coolers – or catching on to the fact that there has been a boom in consumer demand for live-cultured foods.
Considering that cooler space is at a premium compared to shelf space, I can’t help but think that either the retailer or manufacturer *might* be trying to cash in on this surge of popularity.
Yes, thanks to the Body Ecology Diet, the GAPS Diet, and colourful authors like Sandor Ellix Katz (Wild Fermentation), ferments are very much ‘in vogue’ right now.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Fresh Sardines - Pickled

I finally managed to buy some fresh sardine fillets today. George's Seafood at West End have them in stock along with heaps of other Australian fish. If they don't have the fillets already prepared, they'll fillet while you wait.

I'm making pickled fish by lying the fillets in a dish and covering with lime juice, salted capers and fresh dill. I'll leave on the bench for one day and they'll be ready for eating. No enzymes damaged by heating.  Just before I plate them, I'll add some cultured cream to finish off.

How to culture fresh cream? Just buy, hopefully, unpasteurised organic cream and add a capsule of probiotic, stir through and leave on bench for one day. If you have kefir milk in the fridge, you can add a small amount to the cream and that will innoculate the cream. Healthy bacteria for the gut and easily digestible.

Happy Eating

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Preparing to make Natto at home

I love natto and I've made it before. This time I'm making with black beans instead of soy beans just for a trial. Also in the past, I've been unable to access the traditional Natto spores from Japan but someone passed on a link for me and it arrived today.

So this is just to show you how tiny the jar and spoon are and I can make 30kg of natto from this tiny amount.

I'll post as I go along and show you how it can be made. Fresh natto is wonderful - an acquired taste to be sure but a wonderfully beneficial fermented food.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Reminder re obtaining fresh kefir grains here in Brisbane or for Postage

If anyone is looking for fresh, live kefir grains, please contact Mary on 0408 567 012 in Brisbane.
She will post all over Australia and also has kombucha starters for sale. 

Raw Liver Shooters - Holistic Kid

Raw Liver Shooters - Holistic Kid

A great way to get raw liver intaya!! Try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised..........


Peace Love & Vegetables - Ferments that are deliciously different!! - More varieties

My lucky day again today. Managed to buy 2 bottles of Peace, Love and Vegetables - Berry and Green sauerkraut today at Flannery's at Chermside. $14.99 a jar. Apparently you can also purchase 2 litre jars. I've now tasted Kim Chi, Berry Sauerkraut and Green Sauerkraut and the Kim Chi is my favourite very spicy and tangy..........

Also discovered that as a member of Flannery's if I purchase on a Tuesday, I get 10% discount. All helps the budget.


GMO A Go Go - Truth about GMOs explained in new animated cartoon

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Found some Peace, Love and Vegetables raw cultured vegies at Northey St today. The people who carry, raw butter, milk and cream and all other organic products is carrying it now. Their truck was flooded so they had limited supplies today. I bought the kim chi and it's spicy and delicious and $1.00 dearer than Flannery's which is disappointing as the market overheads are much less than Flannery's. Oh well, that's capitalism