Sunday, July 15, 2007

Forked Lake

Long Lake,New York

Some photos of a little camping expedition up to the Adirondack mountains.

Settling in.
Dusk is a great time to canoe.
One of these ducks does not belong.
Deep into the marsh.
This is what it’s like to be towed through a marsh in a raft.
This was completely necessary.
Stranded on a beaver dam.
A well roasted marshmallow.
I look tall in this photo?
Stopping to smell the flowers.

posted by Justin at 11:19 am  

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I made may way down to Atlanta for the US Social Forum and discovered that fighting for social justice, biscuits, and grits can all co-exist in beautiful harmony. Mmmmmm biscuits

when your technology starts to remind you of the movie TRON you should start to be afraid.
Ivy teacups.
My rooftop cherry peppers starting to come in.
Shiny technology.
She must have a good dentist. :)

posted by Justin at 8:08 pm  

Friday, May 4, 2007

To and Fro

Seattle, Washington

Some photographs on the way to the island and on the way back through Seattle home to Brooklyn. i had a perfectly timed flight back into JFK, we made the pass around the city just as the sun had come up, i great moment to have a window seat.

Tiny flowers
Sea grass

The ferry docks
A small octopus getting lost
Jeffrey McIntosh
Time flowing the wrong way
Jeffrey and i at the Vital Tea shop
Pike Place Market mushrooms
Seattle skies

Manhattan in the morning from the sky
Brooklyn in the morning from the sky

To see many more photos from my trip visit the complete gallery

posted by Justin at 8:11 pm  

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Brewing Kombucha

For the past few months i have been experimenting with brewing Kombucha tea. After a rough frist try it has been very successful. Now i drink about 8oz. every morning before brekfast. I haven’t noticed as dramatic an effect as some others but i do feel in very good health and up up my dose again soon.

Anyone interested in brewing or recieving a baby culture to start their own batch just let me know. Also happy to answer any question from what i have discovered in the process so far

my first attempt. You can see the mold growing…. had to through this whole batch out. I saved the culture and tried again.

Brewing a big batch of tea is the first step.

Covered with a hankercheif and brewing.

Here you can see the new Kombucha culture growing. The culture is called a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) it is not technically a mushroom as many people refer to it.

We keep two jars going at the house.

A close up of the mother culture.




Once the tea has gone through it’s fermenation period of 8-10 days (give or take) it is then bottle and left at room temperature to carbonate and then refrigerated.

posted by Justin at 5:03 pm  
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