Well some how and I don’t remember now I have stumbled across something I have never heard about. That would be KEFIR. After I stumbled across it I started doing some reading and that was like 3-4 weeks ago. The more I read the more I believe this is for me. I have been having so many health issues since last June (2010). I have prayed and asked God for wisdom to know what I needed to do and to give my Dr’s the wisdom they needed to know what is wrong so we will know how to treat the problems. I really believe He has answered my prayers in more than one way.
So I started reading about this kefir and just got more and more excited. So last week I finally decided OK it’s time to order some kefir grains to get me started. I got my grains in the mail about 4 days ago I think it was. They were VERY tiny ones. They were put in a ziplock bag and put into a bubble envelope so they could have just been mashed and mashed and mashed until they were all to pieces. I was told they would grow to keep feeding them so that’s what I am doing. The first batch of kefir took around 30 hours to make. Then I drained off the kefir (which is the liquid that is some times thick) to get the grains out to start another batch with.
They’re so tiny it’s hard to get just grains because I am afraid I will crush them to pieces so I have been trying to get very gentle with my stirring of them in the strainer.
So I put my grains in the 2nd batch and it didn’t take nearly as long to get thick. It was thick by 24 hours but I did let them stay a little longer than that. I am going to post some links in case anyone is interested in learning about this. You could also just do a google search for making kefir. They have all sorts of recipes and everything. They make butter, sour cream, yogurt, kefir water, cream cheese and I don’t know what all else with it.
I want to do this for my health and for my families health since it' seems to be soooooooo good for you and helps boost the immune system from what I am reading.
HERE is some info.
AND some more on MAKING YOGURT
MORE INFO on making kefir.
You can also watch YouTube videos of making it.
REALLY GOOD SOURCE Your kefir might be a little high to get you started out BUT it will last forever if it’s done right and tended to.
One lady I email on yahoo groups lives in Alaska and she said she didn’t send out grains that wasn’t as large as jelly beans! WOW how nice!
That should get you going if you’re interested in this subject.
Happy growing your kefir!