Archive for May, 2007

Day 12: Bottling and preparing for 2nd ferment

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Aliens! I tasted the kombucha yesterday and it could have (should have?) been bottled yesterday but I had a busy day and it was NOT possible. So the taste today compared to yesterday didn’t seem like that big of a difference, but I am not a connoisseur yet and can not determine what this 2.7 […]

Day 10

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Today it still tasted a bit sweet, but look at that yeast strand action! Talk about living organisms! I will wait a bit longer.

kokonut’s kombucha: day 9, 1st ferment

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Today I tasted the kombucha and it seemed a little sweeter. I’m not sure if that’s possible, but it’s still too sweet for me and if the internet is right and says it mellows while in the bottle, I’ll have to suck it up and be patient a day or so more. The baby is […]

Cultural Manipulation

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Have I mentioned that I want to manipulate culture or is this too early on to share? Culture as in bacteria and yeast. I’m SO excited! It’s like I’ve entered a magical world where scientists and witchdoctors are friends. I think people in modern day society tend to forget that food has a life before […]

Mai e ‘ai

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Appetizer: Bok choy, morel and goat cheese wontons. Soy-ginger dipping sauce Salad: Wood sorrel, arugula, taro croutons, pickled fiddleheads, dried hibiscus, lemongrass vinaigrette Intermezzo: Shiso granita, adzuki gelee Entree: Macadamia nut encrusted tempeh, coconut lime sauce, mango salsa, forbidden rice, pea vines Dessert: Mocha poi decadence, strawberry ice cream, li hing mui

COD Notebook is in!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

One step closer, still a lot of work to do. I don’t quite understand yet how chefs can come up with menus at the drop of a hat that have a theme and flow between courses. It must get easier with experience, or they all steal someone else’s ideas. This COD (Chef of the Day, […]