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    Hahahahaha best laugh I’ve had in ages (the TV ‘celebrity chef’ – yes a jumped up little prick alright [t2107]).  That guy certainly is not too impressed by Donal Skehan is he ? – I’m still slightly hysterical. 

    Smiling too at the little video of my friend M working on the anti-nano triangle, she did great work in spite of getting overpowered by all the energy coming from the 80 magnets all pushing against each other, plus a little helping of the delicious Elixir d’Anvers.   I could feel quite a throbbing in my head at the time too.




    Which gave me the idea of have a pick-me-up after an exhausting hour cutting and hacking at the undergrowth behind some trees.   It’s a disaster area there since my not-so-friendly neighbour decided last year to prune my trees overhanging his garden and threw all the clippings (branches actually) back over the wall.  Dusty eyes from thinning out ivy, sore shoulders from pulling heaps of material out into the open.   Next problem how to get rid of it all – may need to get a skip.   But the drink will brighten me up. 

    Lovely photos of your recent plants, they look gorgeous. Apart from drinking this neat, it’s also quite good as a longer drink; with tonic.   I hope M brings me back another bottle after her
    next trip; a reward for looking after the pygmy hamster ‘Twitchy’.

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    That’s a very strong drink btw, 37% volume, hence my rashness in deciding to post a photo of a tragedy that happened to what has been a very happy experience making Kombucha for about the last 6 weeks.  I’ve made delicious drinks based on berry tea, and Lemon and Ginger herbal teabags. Apparently one can be much more adventurous but I stuck to the simple option my friend showed me.   Everything fine until maybe the second last ‘run’ of Lemon and Ginger; I was puzzled because it had a sort of oily feeling to it, though it tasted very good.   HOWEVER, when I went to decant and bottle my latest batch yesterday, the whole thing had turned into all I can describe it as a slimy mass ugh.   It would hardly pass through the sieve [exhausted]

    Absolutely disgusting.  I still can’t imagine what chemical process caused this result.  I joined a Kombucha group to ask the question why – the only answer I got was ‘ that looks gross –
    dump it’ which I did.   I know you all can’t wait to see the photo of it being passed through the sieve.

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    Listening to Eric, he is equal in many ways to Shaman Tony, actually he was the first I ” tought” although I did not have to teach Eric much he sort of intuitively understood the bigger picture right away. He ran away with it hahaha
    Gives a good feeling, maybe we can only reach the healers, for lack of a better word , with it, who knows.
    Jeeez looks like some sort of alien goo, but I suspect it is probably FDA approved so I would not worry about it , maybe mix some fluoride and GM in it, along with soy, to really rock the boat.
    Maybe it is the summer heat who knows.
    Dont blame twitchy hahaha
    But it is a good excuse isnt it ? Lets hope lady M does not read our hoopla..
    By the look of things I think she had her fair share of that Belgian spirit drink…whoops..
    Never heard of that stuff
    Kombucha (also tea mushroomManchurian mushroom, formal name: Medusomyces gisevii[1]) is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a “symbiotic ‘colony’ of bacteria and yeast” (SCOBY). Actual contributing microbial populations in SCOBY cultures vary, but the yeast component generally includes Saccharomyces and other species, and the bacterial component almost always includes Gluconacetobacter xylinus to oxidize yeast-produced alcohols to acetic and other acids.[2]

    Although it has been claimed to have numerous health benefits, there is no good evidence that drinking kombucha has such effects.[3] In contrast, there are several documented cases of serious adverse effects, including fatalities, related to kombucha drinking, possibly arising from contamination during home preparation.[4][5] Since the mostly unclear benefits of kombucha drinking do not outweigh the known risks, it is not recommended for therapeutic use.[3] A low-sugar Kombucha may be unappealing or prevalent with mold.[6]:69

    Maybe it is what is being said, some sort of mold. Could be.
    Well you can always use that high spirit drink to neutralize it hahaha
    good excuse again
    we are full of good excuses.




    Love the Eric interview, great job thanks;   I’ll try to share it to the Plasterite FB page, if not I trust you will. Eric certainly has the gift of the gab 🙂