Tag: kombucha

Sabrina the Sourdough Starter

Super-tasty sourdough buns and pseudo-baquettes!

When I left home Sunday evening for our first ever Renaissance Women workshop, I thought bread making was a mystical art beyond my ability. My few attempts years ago resulted in brick-like loaves and carpal-tunnel-inflamed hands from kneading. Four hours later I had a sourdough starter named Sabrina in a jar in my fridge: 100g…

A Meeting of Minds

Heather Walker tells the story of the first meeting of the Renaissance Women, a group of 15 women in the Cowichan Valley. The two requirements for the group are: 1. commit to learning a new practical skill as a group once a month in 2011, and 2.) commit to sharing your experience through your art, whatever that may be.

Learning How to Make Kombucha

A kombucha SCOBY named Abigail brings home the idea that foods are living things. While I’ve made other fermented foods this summer (e.g. sauerkraut, fermented vegetables with salt water), I’ve never actually been able to see, touch, and name the “culturing agent.” She’s really quite large: bigger than my hand. And she’s whitey-beige, and has spots that make me think of eyes, and feels smooth like baby skin. So: Abigail.