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Bribery and Buttermilk

It’s all very well for me to really “dig” fermented food caught up as I am in the good news of pre-digestion, nutritional optimisation, detoxification and consumption of friendly bacteria but I have to accept that the children in the house have an all together different view on the matter. L., who is eleven and nu. 3 in the pecking order of 4 calls me an “old hag” for offering her fermented dairy drinks. It is easy to understand why. Unless you’re used to drinking fermented dairy products every morning, as was the case in the past, then kefir, yoghurt or buttermilk may well, indeed, seem like the stuff of nightmares. To be fair, I too would have probably ran a mile to avoid drinking soured milk when I was a child/teen-ager and it was only when reading Nourishing Traditions a few years ago, when in my thirties, that I began to buy buttermilk. The first few slugs were, well, challenging. I was doing it on the basis of “this stuff is so good for …