* Please note that this blog remains up as a resource. However, this blog is currently on hiatus until further notice. For more information, please read this blog post. Thank you and happy kombucha brewing, drinking, and SCOBY trading! Lots of love. ~Annabelle *

Thursday, April 9, 2009

And it Lives! Kombucha Baby + Kombucha Workshops

The tentative schedule for the 2009 Boston Skillshare is now up! My workshop "Home-Brewing Kombucha" will be on Sunday, April 19th from 3:45 - 5:15 pm. Keith Person's workshop "Kombucha and More" is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th from 3:45 - 5:15 pm. And Olivia Caffrey and Evan Rooney will discuss brewing beer in their workshop "Home-Brew-it-Yourself" on Saturday, April 18th from 2:05 - 3:35 pm.

There are many other great workshops scheduled as well, as listed here. There is a $3-$10 sliding scale donation, but this includes attending an unlimited number of workshops for the whole weekend, and a free vegan breakfast and lunch for skillshare attendees! The 2009 Boston Skillshare will be located at the MIT Strata Center (32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA) April 18th & 19th, from 10 am - 7 pm.

I forgot to post this the other week, but the SCOBY that I grew made her first baby! What a cutie! A little on the thin side (she's on the right), but still healthy and cream colored! (Yes, I can become very attached to my mushrooms. :) )

3 comments:

Jessica said...

I am a raw foodist in Chicago and have been brewing my own KT for 6 months. I get very mixed messages regarding KT and raw food diet. The alkalinity and the caffeine aspects of KT aside, do you see any reason that a raw fooder would not want to have KT?

Andrea Runyan said...

Fun blog you have here! I am also interested in nutrition and living in Boston (at least some of the time). Maybe I'll see you at the kombucha workshop...

Annabelle Ho said...

hi Jessica!

if you are a raw foodist, here are a few things you may want to think about-

-some teas bought in the store may be heated above 112 degrees F (http://www.living-foods.com/faq.html). but there are also some types that may not (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=38582)
-you probably won't want to put the tea in water that is above 112 F
-think about the sugar you're using for your KT. some sugars may be heated above 112 F, other types, such as raw honey, are considered raw.

i think that as long as your tea and sugar were not processed above 112 F, and that the water that you put the tea in is not above 112 F, drinking kombucha tea should not be a problem! however, it all depends on the individual, and also how "pure" a raw foodist you want to be. i would also look at some other tea + raw foods discussions, such as this one: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/archive/index.php/t-20077.html.

hope that helps! let me know if you have any other questions!

Andrea- thanks for visiting my blog, & hope to see you at the skillshare! If you can't end up making mine, there are plenty of other great workshops happening that weekend! :)