Now, in spite of the title, I LOVE biology, but in my one day of reading for the class I have definitely learned that if microbes can do one thing, it is create a stink. Now I just have to decide which fermented project to choose.
I could go the easy route and do yogurt. I have made my own yogurt for years, but I haven't made it once since I started nursing school last August, so we could stand to have some fresh yogurt, but where is the adventure in that!
I have Z-E-R-O interest in sauerkraut, though my distaste for it comes from trying in 7th or eight grade, so I'll give it a +2 on the interest scale.
I unsuccessfully tried to nurture kefir in Spain, so I could give that a second shot...so +6 on the scale.
Every healthy person I know raves about kimchi so I'll give that one a +6 as well.
I think my number one interest for fermentation, a +8.75 on the interest scale, is kombucha. First of all the name is just cool. Second, when I told someone about the project she said she had a "mother" for me if I was interested. I mean how cool is that. I am rather fond of mothers after all.
But, if I a being completely honest, I want to try kombucha because of its appearance at minute 2:45 in Kid History episode 6.
I am a little scared to taste it, but if I can help an 86 year old use the commode, I can try kombucha...right?