Posts Tagged "kvass"

Beet Kvass

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Beverages, Digestion, Ferments & Preserves | 0 comments

Beet Kvass

When I first heard about a drink made out of soaked beets, I just couldn’t wrap my taste buds around the whole concept. When offered a glass, I puckered up like I was about to sip poison, but I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted earthy, a bit salty, a hint of sour, yet a titch of sweetness and a light effervescence that I wasn’t  expecting. I liked it! The history behind kvass is that the Ukrainians and Russians have been drinking it for over a thousand years – czars and peasants alike. An electrolyte drink, this lacto-fermented beverage could be called the traditional,...

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You Can’t Beat Beets!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Detox, Digestion, Mineral Balance, Salads | 0 comments

You Can’t Beat Beets!

I have bad memories of the lunch ladies in grade school “making” us eat our warm, mushy canned beets. But there is so much more to beets! In the last year, I’ve come to appreciate beets in many forms – raw and shredded in a salad, pickled, roasted, as a fermented beverage called kvass, and sauteed beet greens and garlic with my eggs for breakfast. I grew beets in my garden this year – traditional red beets, golden beets, and white Chiogga beets which, when sliced, look like a bulls-eye. Aside from being beautiful, beets are very healthy! These colorful root...

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