... our latest venture into the unknown.
#2 son and daughter-in-love sent us kefir grains so we can make our own probiotic kefir. We now have a couple of jars percolating on the back of the cupboard and a further couple of jars in the fridge ready for drinking and/or baking. This morning we had some for breakfast with the addition of a little bit of Hazelnut Coffee Creamer. We were told it tasted like ice cream and it's true!
In the top picture you can see the 'grains' in the bottom of the measuring cup and the bowl. The jar holds the drained, and now drinkable, product. The lower picture is a close-up of the grains.
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For those who might be interested, my little tablet is now up and running and connected to the internet (after a little hiccup that Computer Guru Ian dealt with). Now I have another little black box (with sexy flashing blue lights) sitting on my desk that does mysterious wireless 'things' that magically lets my tablet access the internet. Amazing! Not only that, I am now re-training my fingers to type on a new (wireless) keyboard....funny how the letters can be in the same place but it feels totally foreign. Oh yes, and there's a wireless mouse now too. Phew! Talk about advancing into the latest technology in one go. Oh yeah - and I had to go and buy a new power bar to be able to run all this 'stuff' and guess what? It has blue lights too. Cool.
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Here's another of the old family photos for you
to use in your art...
This is my great-grandmother.
Isn't that chair amazing?
Here's another of the entries in the old autograph book, dated Aug. 19, 1938.... "If instead of a gem or even a flower we could cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angles must give"