It happened about 24 hours after I put it in, but it looks like today SCOBY is trying to float back up. Scooby is still upside down, but it’s kind of cute I named it Scooby because it looks like it wants a belly rub!
I read online that it was OK. Or that I grew a vinegar culture instead… Hopefully not! Float my babies! It looks like there might be a thin film on the top of new babies, but I can’t be sure and I don’t want to open it right now. I will patiently wait until Tuesday.
So exciting! Science!
This used to be my favorite 牛肉麵 place… I went here last night to find that the quality has really gone down. It was the first time we went when the busy crowd was wrapping it up. The noodles came out super quick, but it wasn’t a good quick…
The noodles were the hottest thing in my dish! The soup was lukewarm (that’s huge considering it was extra spicy!). The beef was just placed in the bowl, from the refrigerator. Yep, that’s right, the beef was cold. This was the saddest bowl of beef noodle soup ever. My dreams are crushed. What happened Bull Demon?!
Ok, the SCOBY has now reached about a 1/4″ so we’re making our first batch of kombucha today! It took 3.5 weeks to make ours. We left this guy on the kitchen counter in the shade in about 78°F. There was no UV light exposure where we put it.
They’re like my fish pets. Of bacteria. That make me delicious probiotic drinks. I feel like a slave driver. MAKE ME KOMBUCHA.
We’re doing second fermentation flavored Apple Ginger. We’re juicing three honey crisp apples and two knobs of ginger. I’ll likely just freeze the rest since I got the Costco size. …Photos to come! New kombucha is going to sit for about 7-10 days, then the second fermentation with the apple ginger for another 2-3 days. So, next Tuesday will be second fermentation, Friday I’ll have my drink!
Watched the NFL Sunday game at a bar earlier in the day, and enjoyed the Lions get pummeled by the Broncos over some salad and pizza.
We also got to enjoy the super blood harvest moon, but alas, no photos of that. Hey the food pictures are getting better, no? 😀
Beau made dinner! Ah, who am I kidding. I just stopped taking photos of dinners I make. Cause it’s usually the same stuff. He made stuffed chicken tonight with three cheese penne. Everything was super yummy.
So I used to play lots of golf at Brea Municipal and I’m a bit totally sad I never got to try this place. It turned out to be pretty good for a hole in the wall. Breakfast was over at 11:30, and at 11:40AM, they decided they did not want to make me my breakfast. They told me to “get up earlier next time”. I was a bit disappointed since this has never happened to me before. I am usually the princess of all the land and they make me the burrito anyway.
I settled for a carne asada burrito. We got to sit into an air conditioned booth which was super nice considering most of these style restaurants are not air conditioned. The spaces are kinda small, maybe don’t bring a party bigger than 4. They had one unisex restroom. Plenty of parking for the restaurant since it was small to begin with.
The burrito itself was super meaty, great portions, and it’s always a good sign when I can’t finish. They give you the option to add beans if you want them, and I’m glad I didn’t have to ask for the hot sauce. Not too much to say, I think it’s better than Rigoberto’s… I’ll be back! Even though they wouldn’t make me breakfast. …
I really do love this chickpea fried goodness. Yep, fried so good the styrofoam melts. The plate comes with some salad, hummus, and I think it’s tzatziki sauce. You get two pieces of pita bread to go with your food, and of course, the ever delicious garlic mayo. Spread that one on, baby.
This was like Mediterranean junk food.
The chicken was pretty good also, don’t forget to get at that bed of onions.
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