A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
My girlfriend introduced me to this alien looking Kombucha
pancake thing proclaiming that when you
use it on top of tea you give birth to a
drink with all kinds of health benefits.
I am not one of those alternative medicine type people. I usually do not trythe newest health kick, and I take few vitaminsbut I love tea and this thing intrigued me.
The best part is that the thing grows “a
baby thing” so you’re always sharing the process with another person by giving
the baby away. Starting the new year off on a healthy note, and by sharing, even
if it’s only a baby Kombucha, seems like
an altruistic thing to do . This would be in line with my blog inspirations
which are Maslow’s theory of Self Actualization or being the
best you can be, and my girlfriend's books. By the way, the her new one is about love-"Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book.” So I am off to love and nurture my Kombucha
and share the love with others.
My girlfriend came back from where else, California ,and
handed me this plastic bag with what resembled a placenta in it, (sorry but the health
professional in me gave rise to that description). Don’t worry it is actually
some kind natural yeast culture. It’s
supposed to have an antibiotic effect, contain pro-biotics (what doesn’t
these days), vitamins B1, B2 ,B3, B6, B12, and an antibacterial effect.You will have to “Google it” to see all the
good stuff it has or might have. I will say that I have been drinking it for
about 3 weeks and have dogged the cold
and flu even though it has been all around me.
There is a Kombuch process of using, the right water (distilled ),
the right tea, (black or green), the right pot (stainless steel) , the right bowl
(glass not metal) and the right time to grow (7 to 10 days). It’s an adventure and
appeals to me because it's like a fun science experiment. You only drink a little,
4ounces, and it tastes tangy, and slightly vinegary. Then it grows a mushroom pancake thing
below (the baby) and you separate it and give it to someone one else to brew their own tea
and then you start over. (If you don't want the adventure of brewing the Kombucha at home (directions), you can buy the health tea at Whole Foods.)
My friend's Kombucha tea brewing
Maybe my friend thought that I needed something else besides
my air plant (Day 6) to nurture in the
absence of my son who is at college. So I
am continuing to brew it and share the love, health, or craziness with others. It’s
a new birth with every batch of tea!Who wants my next baby?
So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his flesh became as healthy as a young child's and he was healed! (2 Kings 5:14)
How To Make Kombucha Tea http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-kombucha-tea-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-173858