Fermented Barley Water

A friend asks, “Hi Dorothy. I was looking at your Creamy Mushroom Soup. How long do you age your barley water? Where do you keep it? How long will it last. Hope all is good.”

Recipe of the Day – Fermented Barley Water


1 handful barley

1 qt. water

2 -1/8″ slices ginger root

2 pinches orange peel

options: juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tap. Cinnamon, 1 T. honey or other sweetener

Soak 1 handful barley in 1 qt. water overnight. The next day,
add 2 slices of ginger and 2 pinches orange peel, some sweetening, if desired, lemon or cinnamon.
Let sit for one-two days on your counter, depending on how fermented you like it, then refrigerate at night.
Drink 8 ou. twice daily, afternoon and right before bed.
Fill the same jar up with water as you decant off what you need to drink.
Full of magnesium, phosphorous, copper and antioxidants!

Word of the Day –  barley

Tip of the Day – Have a little fermented something everyday, like this barley wYer, rejuvelac, kombucha, sauerkraut. That way you don’t have to buy expensive probiotics!


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