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Monday, June 29, 2009

Kombucha: Gourmet Style and City Feed & Supply

A number of individuals have been asking me whether or not I have eaten a kombucha mushroom.


So one day when I had one mushroom too many, I finally decided to try it!

My comments: it was chewy, sticky, and the texture reminded me of the cold Chinese appetizer jellyfish noodles (which I actually really like!).

Photo: courtesy of Chow Times

However, the SCOBY that I had was somewhat old (I would say it had gone through 5+ cycles). And I have found that for consumption, the mushrooms get tougher with age, so the younger, more lightly colored mushrooms are easier to eat.

I am not sure if I will be eating another kombucha mushroom again. However, a friend recently gave me the idea of blending a SCOBY in a smoothie, which is something that I may need to try.

Happy Herbalist lists a number of different ideas and recipes for what to do with your kombucha mushrooms and tea, including using a kombucha mushroom as shoe leather or a drum skin, and using kombucha tea for marinades and even foot soaks.

Photo source: Happy Herbalist

You can also feed kombucha mushrooms to your dog, or composting them is another great option.

Oh yes, and another kombucha find: GT's Kombucha is sold at City Feed and Supply at 672 Centre St., Jamaica Plain! (I do not know if it's sold at their Boylston location, however). A bottle of GT's Kombucha from City Feed will set you back $3.99.


Have a good week, everyone! And thanks for reading!

2 comments:

FaithEllie Grubb said...

Newer scoby are much tastier and I love them. I recently found a photo on pinterest saying that Dr. Oz found the scoby to be a weightloss secret. I have always been slim, and have eaten these for a while? I'm not even sure if the claim that Dr. Oz said so is even true though.

I eat them straight, they're like sour gummy worms to me. :) I just look over the 'slime' with is actually only Kombutcha soaked into it.

Annabelle Ho said...

Hello,

Thanks for sharing. I do not know if eating SCOBYs contribute to weight loss, but I'm glad that you enjoy eating them! I recently tried making kombucha candies, using a recipe similar to this one, but cooking at a higher temperature and for a shorter period of time. http://thecultivatedlife.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/mother-mother-kombucha-and-cultured-candy/. The taste of the candies reminded me of apple pie. :)