Originally Posted by mountain mom
Thanks Heather for your input. I just found out that Andrea has water grains for me now! I am quite excited to try the kefir d'aqua recipes.
As far as cow milk vs goat milk kefir, my feeling is that if you have a cow sensitivity, to try to find raw milk. The kefiring of the milk will render it more digestable anyway, raw or not, but raw is better.
On a side note...I brought kefired grape juice for our holiday brunch with my conservative parents and they looooooved it!
Ohhh, the Grape Kefir sounds lovely! I'm so happy to hear you will be getting some water grains! I'm not sure who Andrea is or which mom you are refering to, if she's here, (or is she a friend you know locally?) but could you please ask her (if she's a personal friend) if the water grains 'reproduce' much slower than the milk based ones?? I have seen some 'growth' (or it could just be they 'rehydrated and look bigger', but they are not reallly seeming to reproduce much, and if they are, it's so slow, I'm still very reluctant to part with any and throw off my 'perfect' brew amount. The Kefir tastes great, but I really wanted 'reproducing ones' to share!
I served some Kefir 'Fig-Gingerale' after the kids had finally passed out and went to bed. Two LOVED it, said it was like a mild, sparkly ginger beer, and my brother said, erm...'it smells funny, but more power to you'...and didn't try it... But he won't touch anything even remotely 'fermented' or alcoholic... hehe..
I made milk Kefir 'Buttermilk' biscuits to go with the ham, and everyone ate them up FAST. So even the 'Kefir dubious' were like OMG these biscuits ROCK! Hmmm...so tell me about this 'Kefir' stuff you make that works like buttermilk....
Ugh, I need a nanny for the kids for the 'day after Christmas' so I can get some sleep...hehe...I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday.