kefir strawberry smoothie in a straight glass with a strawberry garnish and straw on a wooden table.

Preparing Kefir

January 8, 2019 smitsa 0

Kefir is a fascinatingly complex fermented product which appears like a slightly fizzy yogurt.  The beverage has a strong following with those seeking a healthier […]

Beets tied up with string and lying on a grey brown wooden table


October 9, 2018 smitsa 0

Ever tried kanji ? It is an Indian fermented beverage which has an extremely strong flavour. For some it is the Indian version of kombucha. […]

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August 19, 2016 smitsa 0

Burukutu is a rather popular alcoholic beverage with a prominent vinegar-like flavour that is prepared from millet and sorghum or Guinea corn grains (Kolawole et […]

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April 18, 2016 smitsa 2

Doenjang is a traditional Korean food and is widely used in most of that country’s recipes either as a main ingredient, as a condiment, or as a […]

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Solid-State Fermentation

February 2, 2012 smitsa 0

Home composting which I ‘posted’ on briefly earlier, is a form of solid-state fermentation (SSF) whereby the substrate is moist enough to support the growth […]