Mom at home scientist

Ecology of my motherhood; analyzed, frugal, and (mostly) natural.

From Pear Vinegar to Kombucha

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My experiment this week was to use the mother (aka mushroom or scoby) from my pear vinegar I have curing to make kombucha. Kombucha is supposed to be a super healthy Russian fermented tea. I don’t know what kombucha usually tastes like, so my comparison there is mute. But, I can say it tastes like a weak fruit soda pop with a hint of tea and is delicious. I only let it ferment about 5 days, until the new baby was forming across the top, but YUM! I didn’t feel like spending money for a kombucha mother when I don’t even know if I would like it.

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Author: Jenn

A busy at home scientist and mom with hypothyroid Hashimoto's, Jenn tries to make the best decisions for her family based on science, frugality, religion, health, sustainability and time management (not necessarily in that order). She occasionally writes poetry or goes ballroom dancing. Jenn regularly attends both church and mass. She also has a zoology degree from one of the most prestigious science universities in the country, more research experience than many PhD grads and a love-hate relationship with toxicology. Jenn cloth diapers mostly, but practices "elimination communication" as well. She has lived in three countries and speaks several languages. Jenn also sews, cooks, bakes, gardens, spins (wool) and loves calculus, even though she may be a bit rusty at it by now. With many food intolerances in her family, Jenn is constantly looking at dietary bypasses and evaluating food choices taking into account her education in metabolism, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. To add to the complexity, she has started following the Auto-Immune Protocol (AIP), which is for healing the gut and putting auto-immune disease into remission.

2 thoughts on “From Pear Vinegar to Kombucha

  1. how cool! I have never even thought to try this- using a vinegar mother instead of the “official” scoby. Did you do all the same process then with the tea and sugar?

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