Kefir

Along with winter comes the  flu season that can give us a hard time. 😦

Well, what better way to boost your immune system than with a cup of freshly made Kefir?

What is Kefir?

Answer from Wikipedia:

Kefir grains are a combination of bacteria and yeasts in a matrix of proteinslipids, and sugars, and this symbiotic matrix forms “grains” that resemble cauliflower. For this reason, a complex and highly variable community of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts can be found in these grains.

We’ve been making kefir for quite some time now since we first got the kefir grains  from our uncle. I really recommend kefir, it has so many benefits, not only for your immune system, but also for other things like the digestion system.

Here is how you can prepare your kefir:

This is how the kefir looks when it’s ready

Place a plastic  strainer over a medium-sized bowl

Gently pour the kefir in the plastic strainer

Gently shake the strainer

You only want to be left with the kefir grains (this is what actually makes the kefir). Then give them a good rinse with cold water

Place the kefir grains back in the rinsed bowl

Pour some milk over the kefir grains (as much as desired, depends on how much kefir you want to make). Cover the bowl with a lid (or a plate) and store in a dark cool place.  The process will start all over again. It basically needs to stay like this for about 24 hours.

Enjoy!

Keep your kefir refrigerated. It’s really good! It’s a little more sour than the usual buttermilk, but you’ll get used to it. 🙂

Jessica

p.s. More posts coming up soon. Our oven didn’t work for a while so I haven’t been able to bake for a while.

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