On to dehydrating. To begin I cut up all the veggies into 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch slices and spread them out on the racks. Here are mushrooms. I bought them on sale at Publix when they had buy one get one free deal going on.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Kombucha and dehydrating veggies
This is our quart of kombucha just fermenting away. It will turn into vinegar if you let it go long enough. Which is what happens when you forget about it...LOL. If you are interested in making kombucha which is tangy sweet with lots of probiotics, you need to get a scoby. The scoby, also called mother, is the fungus looking thing at the top of the jar. I ordered mine from one place where it had been dehydrated but even after they sent me a second one I just couldnt get it to do anything so I ordered this one off of Ebay. Kind of strange to get it in the mail. It came hydrated in its own kombucha liquid. To make it you take some boiled water (chlorine is a no-no), add sugar and steep some tea (with no additives). I used green tea but you can also use black and white teas. The scoby will tint. If you use white sugar and white tea the scoby will be whiter and the liquid will be clearer too. After you have it fermenting a couple of days up to a week another baby will form on top of the mother. I usually compost the mother and use the baby for the next batch.