Boris Mann’s Personal Blog

Jan 2010

Make your own Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Beets, etc. /via @sarahfelicity

Live Fermented Food & Organic Raw Dairy Making Workshops at The Urban Ashram - 2290 Saint George Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3R2  604 708 9058

Food is the new black. Everybody wants to connect to food again, whether in festivals like Fork in the Road, Taste of Health, Vancouver Health Show...or shopping at local farmers markets, growing their own food at home or in community gardens. Food is once again taking its primacy as what truly nourishes us and our Earth. Food also roots us and gives us a truly spiritual connection to our place here and now on Earth.

Fermenting one’s own food at home is truly a wondrous and if alchemical experience produced by lactic acid bacteria, that exist all around us and within us. The process gives us a greater appreciation for all those beings we never see yet are reliant on: a lesson illustrated so beautifully by Dr. Seuss in Horton Hears a Who and Well(es) versions of War of the Worlds. Simply put, our sense of self is broadened and we appreciate and experience the interconnection that David Suzuki so frequently speaks of.

Learn to make your own Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Beets and Fermented Fruits and go home with them! $40. Wednesday January 13 at 7 pm, at The Urban Ashram, 2290 Saint George Street.

In this workshop you will learn how to work in harmony with some of these invisible friends while making Sauerkraut, Kimchi and fermented Fruits, along with the delicious fermented tea Kombucha. You will go home with your own vegetable and fruit ferments to continue at home, along with your own SCOBIE to make Kombucha.

Lactic Acid Fermentation requires no energy other than ones own, for the production, fermentation and storage of the food: no heating, cooling in fridge, canning etc. LAF also adds many nutrients to our food, pre-digests it thus making the nutrients more absorbable and keeps the food alive, raw as it has not been cooked at all. In our era of rising consciousness of our energy usuage, LAF fits beautifully into the Kyoto Accord Ethic, sorely lacking at many governmental levels, so we can set the example in our own homes, bellies and lives!

Wednesday January 20, 7 pm - Learn to make your own Yogurt, Butter, Buttermilk, Buttermilk Scones, Ghee, and Hard Cheese Curds using Vegetable Rennet, Whey Based Soup and enjoy chocolate ghee!
This is a very hands on workshop and you will both have a meal around the foods and go home with many samples and yogurt starter. $40. At The Urban Ashram  2290 Saint George Street Organic RAW Whole Certified Organic Milk Used

Get five people together for either a fruit/veg fermentation workshop or a dairy workshop and we can arrange a time and date that suites you. Please watch the YouTube video from a Dairy Making Workshop ~ [youtube]

This looks like something we could organize a group around. Anyone interested?