Kombucha is a wonderful energy-boosting drink with a gorgeous natural fizz and a never-ending range of possible flavours. It is considered a liver tonic and a probiotic which means it is full of beneficial bacteria which are good for your gut, your body and mind. You might have seen kombucha tea in health-food stores, in hipster cafes or even in pubs – it is now commonly sold as a healthy alternative to sodas and alcoholic drinks. Have you ever wondered how it's made? It is actually surprisingly easy and inexpensive to successfully brew your own kombucha at home and the satisfaction of a new hobby will make it even better! During this 90-minute workshop, you will learn how to brew your own wholesome and great-tasting kombucha at home with just basic equipment. We will sample a few different kinds of homemade 'bucha accompanied by a healthy snack to nibble on. You will leave with your own starter (a SCOBY culture + starter liquid) and an illustrated step-by-step guide explaining all the essentials of SCOBY-care and including some of my favourite recipes. I'm looking forward to having you over for the kombucha experience and sharing my knowledge and passion with you. Cheers!
Polish-born, I grew up in kitchens with shelves heavy from jars of fermented vegetables and a jug of sour milk or kefir served with lunch. I baked my first sourdough bread in my early 20s when I was living in Amsterdam, in a hippie nomad base full of like-minded foodies and dumpster divers. These days my Irish boyfriend laughs at the jar laboratory in our Portmarnock home but he waits impatiently for my next kombucha batch to be ready! I'm a freelance illustrator and graphic designer with a great passion for natural and ethnic foods. I enjoy teaching and sharing skills.
A few healthy nibbles (it could be olives, nuts, Irish cheddar, hummus, crackers, sourdough bread, veggie crisps, fruit…
Kombucha. You will sample a few different flavours which I regularly brew at home.
Booklet + Starter A take-home illustrated guide and a starter kit (SCOBY+liquid) to set you off on your own kombucha-brewing…
I will host the workshop in my comfy apartment in Portmarnock – a seaside village just a 25-minute train ride from Dublin city centre. Portmarnock is home to two of the best kept local secrets which most visitors to Dublin never see: the Velvet Strand beach; and the local wood-fired sourdough pizza place, Brezzi's. We are also very close to Howth, a wonderful destination for cliff-walking and seafood, and Malahide with its castle and restaurants.
This experience is suitable for vegetarians but vegans might have to skip a snack or two. To avoid disappointment please let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.