Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Harriet the Kefir Monster

Here she is - being strained through the sieve.
All the kefir grains.Ready to be put into a glass jar.Add milk, shake a little, put on lid.
Place jar into a cupboard and leave there for approx. 24-48 hours, depending on how cold or warm it is.

This is the strained kefir. Pour into a jar, place in fridge and use for smoothies, etc.
When you have enough kefir for the time being, just add milk to the grains and place the jar into the fridge instead of the cupboard. That slows the grains down.

The grains grow and multiply rapidly. You can divide them and give some away, or eat them, or put in your smoothie, etc.

There are tons of helpful websites that will tell you more about the benefits of kefir. One of them is here.


Anonymous said...

Geez - Harriet is doing well! Lovely grains, I must get some going again, haven't had any since the disaster with the cheese..........

Veggie Gnome said...

Do you need any grains? Let me know. I have another batch resting in the fridge. So there is more of Harriet than in the picture above.

Your cheese disaster would have been a bit off-putting.

Anna's Spot said...

Thanks for sharing the easy way to make kefir. I am sending my friends here that want to make it themselves. Good pictures. I love your blog. Have a beautiful day.

Maggie said...

Thanks for the kefir grains, the link you have provided is great. I shall let you know how we like our milk.