Transport yourself into a field of strawberries and lavender with this subtle springtime water kefir soda.
4 cups first ferment water kefir
1/2 cup strawberries, diced into small pieces
1/2 tsp culinary lavender
Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
Chop fresh strawberries and put them into your swivel top bottle, along with the lavender.
Add first ferment water kefir
Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
NEED TO KNOW:
We like using organic berries whenever possible to avoid pesticides. If organic is not possible, make sure you have rinsed your berries well.
You can purchase culinary lavender here.
Do not eat flowers from florists, nurseries, or garden centers. In many cases these flowers have been treated with pesticides not labeled for food crops. Use culinary lavender, or fresh lavender from the garden if you are confident is not sprayed with anything.
Adding too much lavender to your recipe can be like eating perfume. Because of the strong flavor of lavender, the secret is that a little goes a long way. You can always add more if you enjoy it.