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My First SCOBY & Kombucha

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SCOBY from a friend!

This month, I was gifted my very first SCOBY! (Symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)

I’d been hearing a lot about Kombucha lately and how it’s incredibly good for us!

So…… when I overheard one of the lovely Mum’s in our Natured Kids Playgroup (Natured Kids Facebook) talking about her home made brew, I was first intrigued, then delighted to find out her SCOBY had babies and we could be one of the lucky ones to adopt one!


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Rice Malt Syrup from Bulk Whole Foods

The whole time, I found this experience, fascinating and amusing! How can something so gross, make such a delicious and healthy concoction?!

Turned out, it wasn’t so scary after all.. Although, I had to buy sugar for the first time this year!

I decided on Rice Malt Syrup as per Sarah Wilson (link below)


Here’s where I did my research:



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I covered him in muslin, left him in the corner of my pantry for 10 days and it worked!! My SCOBY had it’s first baby! (Only a mother would love! haha)



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Delicious! Tangy, tart, a little like apple cider vinegar. Even more lovely with a splash of sparking mineral water!

 Please don’t hesitate to ask if you’re a local (Mornington Peninsula, VIC) and you’re looking to adopt your very first SCOBY!

You can also try Kombucha at Paleo Cafe Mornington Peninsula, as it’s now on tap from Grateful Harvest

(Grateful Harvest Facebook)



and if you’re needing supplies visit Bulk Whole Foods! (Where I get many of my pantry staples, including the RMS I used and a ‘nut milk’ bag to strain the final Kombucha product… (I much prefer it without the floaties!) The also have bottled Kombucha! Just ask.

(Bulk Whole Foods Facebook)        (Bulk Whole Foods Market – Somerville – Facebook)