Listen HERE to archived show. Hannah Crum, “The Kombucha Mamma” makes a return visit with us this program.
Hannah is our guest and we talk about strategies for putting more organic food on your family’s dinner plate without damaging the family food budget.
“But organic food is SO expensive!” We’ve all heard that and probably have said it from time to time. And that’s because sometimes, depending on where you shop, organic vegetables and fruits ARE expensive. I’ve passed on some organics because I’m not going to spend $6 for two peppers!
Hannah Crum, “The Kombucha Momma” makes a return visit with us this program. Hannah was with us last January ‘13 to talk about the delicious probiotic drink, Kombucha, and in May ’13 Hannah talked about the issue of GMOs. In this program, Hannah and I will talk about fermented foods. The most well known fermented foods are pickles, sauerkraut, and cheese. But a deeper look into fermented foods shows a large variety of foods and drinks that can be easily fermented. Listen HR 1 HERE.HR 2 HERE.
Our guest is author and educator, Hannah Crum, aka, “The Kombucha Momma.” Kombucha is an ancient health drink from the Far East and Northern Russia. Simply explained, it is fermented sweet tea.
With the use of a strange and wonderful thing called a SCOBY, which is an anachronism for, “Symbiotic Colony Of Beneficial Yeast” – SCOBY, pronounced, “sko-bee.” The colony of beneficial yeast eats the sugar in the sweet tea and turns it into a cider-like drink that’s loaded with healthful probiotics!
Kombucha is very easy and fun to make. Once your brew vessel is setup (and there are many ways to do this), the SCOBY will keep making Kombucha in as little four to five days. Kombucha can even be flavored with fruits and spices, and naturally carbonated to a near soda pop level!
Hanna Crum is a nationally known Kombucha expert and talks with us about all things Kombucha and health benefits of fermented foods. With the widespread reports concerning lactose intolerance and celiac disorders, making your own Kombucha is not only fun to do, but it can be a part of your health routine.