Starting the day properly. 😃

I like to have something fermented along with my breakfast. Usually this means sauerkraut, but sometimes other things like fermented beetroot.

This morning I opened the first jar of my latest batch of sauerkraut. It had a wee addition to the usual ingredients: GARLIC! It was great. 😋 I may never go back to plain sauerkraut.

#food #fermenting #sauerkraut

@fitheach I'm partial to a bit of kefir. but I don't usually have much for breakfast.

@rpcutts
Do you make the kefir yourself?

I believe fermented stuff is good for digestion, and therefore having it early in the day is good. I have to admit that I eat my sauerkraut immediately after my breakfast, as otherwise, it makes my coffee taste funny. 😃

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@fitheach nah, too lazy, get it from the shop :D

@rpcutts
One of the reasons I make fermented stuff is the live bacteria which you (usually) don't get with shop bought products.

@fitheach in the past I have been very tempted to make ginger beer. Maybe one day.

@rpcutts We had a ginger beer "plant" going throughout my childhood. Ginger beer to get excited about since then has been rare. It's like having chickens, having your own eggs means there's no going back to supermarket dross.

@rpcutts
When you say ginger beer, would that be alcoholic?

If this Brexit business ends in a complete disaster I'll be making my own whisky. That isn't an idle threat.😃

@fitheach it sure would. I even had a ginger beer plant (not even a plant, just a snotty blob of stuff) but never got around to using it.

@rpcutts
I always think of ginger beer as something "drivers" have when the passengers are drinking real beer.

Sounds interesting, you should do it.

@rpcutts
#TIL, not a plant.
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The true Ginger Beer Plant dates back to around the 1700's and is not actually a plant at all, instead it is a living organism, best described by a man called Harry Marshall Ward as being "a composite organism consisting of a fungus, the yeast Saccharomyces florentinus (formerly Saccharomyces pyriformis) and the bacterium Lactobacillus hilgardii (formerly Brevibacterium vermiforme)".
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