Acquiring Starters with Neil Barrett

 Chef Neil Barrett in my new kitchen at Airfield Estates in Ireland generously sharing his cultures. He is holding jun, a kombucha that feeds off of honey instead of sugar - I can't wait! 

Chef Neil Barrett in my new kitchen at Airfield Estates in Ireland generously sharing his cultures. He is holding jun, a kombucha that feeds off of honey instead of sugar - I can't wait! 

 Here is my first vilii yogurt! This traditional Finnish heirloom yogurt is mesophyllic so is cultures at room temperature!!!

Here is my first vilii yogurt! This traditional Finnish heirloom yogurt is mesophyllic so is cultures at room temperature!!!

It took a week but I was finally able to replace most of my cultures here in Ireland! Chef Neil Barrett was generous enough to share his sourdough mother, kefir, jun (a kombucha SCOBY that feeds off of honey), and vilili (a traditional heirloom Finnish yogurt). Thanks, Neil for helping me keep my family's gut flora healthy!!!

We have been able to enjoy this yogurt every morning for breakfast with a little honey and fresh fruit, plus some homemade granola.