OK - who out there knows a thing or two about Kefir? My husband is addicted to this thing online called "Free Cycle". There are two local groups here and it is basically a place for people to give away things that they no longer need. For instance, our neighbor had a stove that had been sitting in her barn since she moved in 3 years ago. It worked but it certainly looked a little worse for wear. She was going to send it to the dump. Wayne piped up and said not to do that because he would put it on free cycle and see if there were any takers. Luckily there was a taker and it just happened to be someone we knew (that's small town life for ya). This friend was really down on her luck and really NEEDED a stove. She had been cooking on a camping stove since she didn't have a real stove and oven. We loaded it up and took it out to her and she cleaned it up and it works great!!! I'm so glad to see that it went to a new home with someone who could use it instead of going to a landfill or something.
Anyway, back to Kefir. Someone here on the local free cycle offered up some of her Kefir grain and of course, Wayne jumped on the deal. Now, I spent some time in California and while I was there I drank A LOT of Kefir. I happen to really like the stuff and it is great for making smoothies. But, I really know nothing about it. Basically, as I understand it, Kefir is a culture that you put in milk and the culture makes really great pro-biotic additions to your diet. You use it to make smoothie type drinks and you can mix it with fresh fruit, honey, stevia, whatever you like really. It is a culture so you have to feed it and it grows. So, now we have this Kefir grain and really have no clue what to do with it. Wayne put it in about 2 cups of milk and left it at room temperature to culture. Any help/tips/advice/anything from the blog land would be most appreciated! Here's a picture of Kefir - this isn't our Kefir it is just a picture off of the internet. Our Kefir is buried in milk right now!
I was just talking to Wayne yesterday about how little I actually blog about knitting on this "Knitting Blog". Is that disturbing to anyone out there? You must enjoy the non-knitting or loosely reltated knitting stories though because you are all still reading!
I have been asked to speak at the Charlotte Knitting Guild in October - which should be LOADS of fun! I need to make some hotel reservations soon. I have been working on my speech for this event. I have been dyeing all of the Sock Summit yarn (thanks so much everyone for your pre-orders! I can't believe how much of this wonderful yarn we have already sold!). I have also been working on some new yarns and new surprises that will be coming up soon - some that we will be debuting at SAFF in October. Knit Witch has been extreemly busy lately and we are so grateful for that. We love all this Knit Witch busyness and some of our customers have been throwing out some GREAT ideas for us!