Anyone want some kefir grains?

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featherstick
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Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by featherstick » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:08 pm

Kefir is a tasty, yoghurt-like probiotic milk drink.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefir

I have a kefir colony that needs splitting - happy to post out grains for the price of the postage. Once you have them, it's like having your own probiotic pet in the kitchen.

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by BadgerSE » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:29 pm

How exactly do you consume kefir? Are they boiled, dried, melted into food or what? Sorry I'm not much of a Jamie Oliver in the kitchen.
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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by Arzosah » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:43 am

Yes please, featherstick. Someone fairly local to me has been chatting about making water kefir, flavoured with honey and a slice of lemon to end up sparkling. I need all the probiotics I can get :)

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by featherstick » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:57 am

BadgerSE wrote:How exactly do you consume kefir? Are they boiled, dried, melted into food or what? Sorry I'm not much of a Jamie Oliver in the kitchen.
You use the grains to ferment the milk, and then drink the milk. It's a live, probiotic, slightly fizzy, thin yoghurt. It can be used in baking, salads and so on. Commercial versions can be found in all Eastern European supermarkets. I like it but it's not to everyone's taste.

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by featherstick » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:58 am

Arzosah wrote:Yes please, featherstick. Someone fairly local to me has been chatting about making water kefir, flavoured with honey and a slice of lemon to end up sparkling. I need all the probiotics I can get :)

Send me a PM with your address and I'll (try to) get some in the post to you this weekend.

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by Arzosah » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:28 pm

Kefir grains now sitting in a huge great glass jar I kept cos it was so pretty - I knew there was a reason! No top though, so an old plastic peanut butter jar top is sitting loosely over it. This is going to be good :) thanks featherstick.

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by featherstick » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:12 pm

Anyone else want some grains? Damn thing has grown again.

Arzosah, how are yours getting on?

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by Arzosah » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:23 pm

They're good, thank you! I diverted some to try out as water kefir, not millk kefir, but they sort of sat there .... the milk kefir is happy as larry though :) :) :)

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by tanstaafl » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:15 am

featherstick wrote:Kefir is a tasty, yoghurt-like probiotic milk drink.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefir

I have a kefir colony that needs splitting - happy to post out grains for the price of the postage. Once you have them, it's like having your own probiotic pet in the kitchen.

If you have any left , I would like to give them a go (let me know your paypal addy and will cover the p&p) , just read an article that they could be good for depression............


On here http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/03/3 ... epression/ very good site all round


Jase

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Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Post by tanstaafl » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:08 am

Featherstick , I cant seem to PM you , (inbox full maybe)..... OOps ignore that , apparently messages stay in outbox till read :D


Featherstick just to give you a heads up , working fine.... :D on my third batch today...........

From my second batch , did a second ferment with some berries added

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Again many thanks :D

Jase

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