After having dealt with many issues from taking too many antibiotics in my teens and 20s, I have pretty much sworn them off unless it is absolutely necessary. I took an antibiotic to help with acne for years only to find that over time, it just made things worse. I also started having other gut issues because the antibiotics not only killed the bad bacteria, but the good as well. In attempts to get things back to normal, I cleaned up my diet and started taking probiotics. I also started drinking kombucha (a fermented beverage that has probiotics). I was buying it from the store occasionally, but it was expensive and a little out of our budget. So… I decided to figure out how to make it myself. I ended up buying this kombucha starter kit from Amazon and have absolutely loved the final product. If you don’t want to invest in the entire kit, you can find someone who can give you a starter culture (they reproduce) and buy the other ingredients individually.
What you will need (these items are included in the starter kit mentioned above):
Tip: If it’s too sweet, put the cloth back on and let it brew a few days longer. If it’s too tart, you can add extra sugar after bottling and try brewing for fewer days next time.
Flavoring Options (per bottle):
Anyone else out there brewing kombucha? What are some of your favorite flavors?
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Y'all. I read 77 books this year (follow me on Goodreads here)!! My goal was 75 and with 2020 being the year of the pandemic, I was able to make it happen. I listened to many of them and also bought SO. MANY. BOOKS. that I have random stacks throughout my house. Below you'll find my favorites by category...
This list includes favorite things from this year (excluding books because they needed their own post)!
Favorite TV Shows: Ted Lasso, Bridgerton (Shonda Rhimes does it again), The Queen's Gambit, Schitt's Creek
Favorite Movie: Y'all, I can only recall watching two movies this year. I did really love the ones I watched: Happiest Season and Little Women.