Kid-tested yummy ferment!

In an effort to keep my family supplied with delicious and nutritious , good-for-the-gut bacteria and immune boosters, I put up some of my favorite kvass today, thanks to the GAPS book. Kids love it and so will you: In a clean quart jar, place one cut up apple, any kind you love or have around, and one handful of berries-yes, frozen organic okay at this time of year- and a tsp or so of minced Ginger. Add 1/2 cup whey ( dripped from yogurt or kefir or from that gorgeous raw milk you let sit out on the counter for 5-7 days) and top with room temp water. Leave about 1-1.5 inches of air at the top and cap tightly. Let it sit out on your counter at room temp for about 3 days, or until the cap is taut under your finger pressure. (the cooler your kitchen, the longer it will take; the warmer, the shorter. )

Serve/drink about 1-2 oz to start with; watch your body's reaction and go from there. (if you bloat, or have gas or other bowel disturbances, slow down or hold at the same level until they pass. Then increase the amount you drink daily.)

Oh, and feel free to mix up the fruits and veggies, making your own combinations. I try to shoot for what would be about 1/3 of the quart jar packed. (but don't pack the fruit or veggies!)