Kombucha is a lightly effervescent, cider-like beverage, made by fermenting sweetened tea. It is produced using a starter culture of bacteria and yeasts called a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). A mature SCOBY resembles a flat, jelly-like pancake, often referred to as a ‘mushroom’ or ‘tea fungus’ due its unique appearance, although it is not a mushroom.
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When it comes to information about growing plants from kitchen scraps, the internet can be an unreliable source. Questionable online tips often lead experimental repurposers to abandon their efforts prematurely.
There are more than 200 variations of kimchi; the types of ingredients and the preparation method have a profound impact on the taste. Napa cabbage, radishes, green onions, garlic, and ginger, along with a specific red pepper, are used in classical baechustyle, but region, seasonality, and cultural traditions influence the unique types of kimchi.
Food poisoning is a common cause of illness and is often mistaken for the 24-hour flu. It has many causes with symptoms lasting for a day or a week or more. Here's a primer on food poisoning and how to avoid it.
Understanding which foods need to be refrigerated and how long they'll keep is crucial to preventing foodborne illness and reducing food waste. Here's a look at what to keep in your refrigerator and for how long.
Scientists say that a major earthquake could hit the Pacific Northwest in the next 50 years. When disaster strikes, you will need a variety of healthy foods at hand. Being able to feed yourself and your family will help you keep calm, keep an optimistic outlook and make good survival decisions. This resource will help you gather and store life-saving provisions.
Master Food Preservers are trained and certified volunteers who assist OSU Extension Service in their efforts to provide up-to-date food safety and preservation information to Oregonians. After a comprehensive, hands-on training, volunteers serve as a local community resource providing food preservation information to community members.
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Q: I have made kimchi twice now, and I am concerned if my latest batch is safe to eat. In my first attempt, my kimchi overflowed the sealed jar during fermentation. On my second attempt, I did two and a half times the ...