About Me

Hello, and welcome to my site.  My name is Lyn Bedford-White and I am mad about fermented foods! 

Following an illness involving the colon I started looking into what I could do to help myself stay clear of any return of the illness. 


June 1, 2018

Shop bought baked beans are loaded with sugar.  The sugar is used to sweeten the sauce and also as a preservative. Since I try to avoid sugar, I prefer to make my own and...

May 16, 2018

Oat bread with grilled Hulloumi cheese and cucumber relish!  

Oat Bread

I have found this to be a very easy and useful recipe, and have made it many times.  I do fine...

May 16, 2018


Are oats gluten free?

The short answer is YES — non-contaminated, pure oats are gluten-free. They are safe for most people with gluten-intolerance and those with Celia...

April 27, 2018

Milk Kefir – Will Heat Kill Kefir Benefits?

Can I cook dishes with kefir? 

Milk kefir is very useful in various recipes like scones, bread, the base for pizza and cakes.  A...

March 30, 2018

This cake is delicious and healthy with no refined carbohydrates.  It’s spicy and moist and lovely with a cuppa. Ideal for Easter! The sweetener used is dates.  Whilst th...

March 8, 2018

28th April 2018
2 – 5 pm Fermented Vegetables Workshop
Venue – Upper Beeding

Fermented foods are full of probiotics and goodness.  Come along and learn the basic of ferme...

March 4, 2018

Sauerkraut is a wonderful healthy probiotic food and is one of the easiest fermented vegetables.  It is delicious and very beneficial to general health and well being.  T...

February 28, 2018

A product of the date palm and cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C, the date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits around and also happens to come in many different var...

February 21, 2018

For those of you that don’t have diary products in your diet here is an alternative why of making kefir using non dairy milks.  There will still be all the benefits that...

January 21, 2018

This is a lovely refreshing probiotic drink with many health benefits.  My husband loves it and usually has it with his main meal of the day.  Whilst I try not to use sug...

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I hope you enjoy this site and find it interesting and informative.  The aim of the site is to give information and benefits regarding fermented foods. This includes milk kefir, kombucha and fermenting vegetables and fruit .  There are tried and tested recipes on the this page, and practical help and how to get started  together with information about probiotics and prebiotics.  There is a lot of information about each topic in the menu at the top (or click on the blue links above).

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The information and statements on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Always consult a medical professional with questions about any medical conditions.