My first batch of kombucha was a wonderful success! Today was day 7…the baby kombucha got a little bit thicker…and I gave it a try! It was so good and kombucha-y! On Friday I picked up some flip top bottles and a funnel. I poured my kombucha into 2 bottles and added white grape juice to both (3 parts kombucha to 1 part juice). I’m going to try it in 3 days…hoping it doesn’t explode all over my kitchen ceiling (my Mom would be so mad!)!! Any tips to opening the bottle? Noah? Bueller?
Sadly, my first try at pickles was an epic fail. I don’t know what happened, but they were mushy and smelled pretty bad. Upon tasting them (bravely), all I can say is…they tasted bad. : It happens. The sauerkraut looks and smells good so far! I didn’t let the failure of my pickles get my down. I disposed of the “pickles”, got another jar, and tried again! We’ll see how this one goes, hopefully better than the first. I suppose if this was easy enough to get on the first try, everyone would do it. I’m glad my kombucha came out awesome. I started another jar, too! It doesn’t even really take that long to set up.
I used my slow cooker to make honey garlic chicken for dinner…SO good! Thank goodness for that slow cooker.
“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success.”
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Open it with a towel over the top and over the sink.