A piece a Week – A Kombucha Party

For our school silent auction I hosted a ‘How to make Kombucha party’. As I am a definite convert to kombucha since finding a favorite brand brewed closeby in Sonoma (my new favorite foodie place) – Revive, at Whole Foods. Since drinking the jugs of Kombucha and wanting to find out how to make it my friend in Seattle gave me a gift of a SCOBY from a friend. From that one SCOBY having many babies I have been experimenting with different teas and flavours. So for the party I did a lot of research with books on Kombucha from the local library. A favorite being this one by the crew at Kombucha Kamp. 
The plan of the party was to show my guests how to make Kombucha and introduce them to what a SCOBY looks like. As we were waiting for water to boil and tea to brew, I had some snacks and drinks during the Q&A. The drinks I mixed included different flavours of Kombucha tea and alcohol and some Mocktails for those who don’t like alcohol, still throw a couple of shots in there and you are golden! The cocktails went down very well – I made a Limoncello from Everclear a while back and we had that with a Lavender Green Tea Kombucha, amazing! Here are some recipes if you want to make your own over the summer – it makes a very refreshing beverage!

Healthy Mule
(inspired by the book Kombucha Revolution)
cucumber, Lemon & basil (Serves 4)

Ice
8 oz Yerba Mate Kombucha
5 oz Vodka
4 oz Grapefruit or Lemon juice
2” of cucumber chopped
Basil
¾ cup water
Agave to taste

Place everything in a blender and blend to the prefered consistency. You will see lots of bubbles and foam on the top – that is OK as your ‘buch has bubbles!

Gin and Juice – of course you can always add more gin!

8 oz pomegranate
4 oz gin
4 oz green tea / lavender infused kombucha
Lime juice
Simple Syrup to taste

Place in the blender to mix thoroughly.
Limoncello and Lavender Cocktail

Make your limoncello from Everclear

Use Green Tea Kombucha 2 cups and mix in with an infusion of lavender by taking 1 cup of boiling water and infuse fresh lavender buds in a tea ball for 5 minutes

Blueberry Mojito Mocktail

1 cup blueberries
1 oz lemon juice (½ lemon)
¼ cup mint leaves
1 cup Water
Ice
2 ½ oz black tea kombucha
Maple Syrup to taste

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix.

Berry Basil Green Tea Mocktail

1 cup frozen mixed berries
Fresh Basil to taste
1 cup genmaicha kombucha
1 cup water and ice
Agave to taste

Put everything in the blender and till all the basil is distributed through then serve in a cocktail glass with a basil leaf.

Cheers to these healthy cocktails – as the Kombucha has some fizz it creates some nice bubbles in the blender

Whoa now this is a beautiful drink with cucumber and basil
The SCOBY ready to go home to their new homes

Sunday was our last pygmy goat meeting for the year at the farm. There are going to be little baby pygmy goats at the farm real soon so I cannot wait to see them! 
This little lady is due to have her 4 babies very soon!

Goat crafting and creating with model magic 
The goat drying in the pen

The goat in it’s environment by the lake

Little 1 week old Nigerian dwarf goat – born on Mothers day

Mama goat and her two babies – a boy and a girl

Brother goat

10 day old goat

Proud mama goat in the sunshine

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