Tried my first batch of milk kefir
Sunday, April 22, 2012
As I had no idea what to expect for taste other than the longer it sits the more sour taste it may develop. It says to leave from 24hr to 48 hr. I choose to leave mine for the first time about 36 hours just to see. The grains definitely reproduce, which is fabulous as I want to try some experimenting this them. I drank about 1/2 a cup of the strained milk...a slight sour tang to it the first mouthful, but really not bad. Put the rest into the fridge to have "cold" later in the day. Might even allow my hubby to have a taste *grin* With the grains, I had enough to actually start two more batches. I bought 3% milk to try them in this time as I only had 1% before. I want to see if that makes a difference in the taste. I also bought some Coconut milk to try a batch in. Once I get the hang of making milk kefir, I want to try making water kefir also.
Our teammate Bre (who is on sabbatical in Paris) emailed me to say that she had obtained some water kefir grains and was making them while in Paris. It's more fizzy and you can add flavorings like lemon, ginger etc. She has a lead on getting some here in Canada, so if I haven't been able to obtain any before she gets home, we will share from our batches so we both have some of each. My fun new ventures begin!
The girls and I had a great time yesterday. The trade show was not as big as we had anticipated and seemed to be mostly spas, jewellery, and gym memberships. I did splurge and purchase a "Lifestrength" band (checkout Lifestrength.com. ) Will see over the next while whether I wasted my money or not *grin*.
A girls day out yesterday.
Got my steps in early enough in the day yesterday that I just relaxed with Garry and the TV in the evening.
My first batch of milk kefir grains production.
Absolutely gorgeous sunshine day yesterday...meant lots of outdoor time.
A short work week this week and then some holiday time.
Blessed with so much.
Have a wonderful day, remember to give thanks for all that you have as well as all that you don't have.