whey. It is apparently safe for the whole family because there is very little alcohol in this type of fermentation.
This is my first attempt, so I will have to see if I would like to adjust my proportions over time.
I used the recipe from thehealthyhomeeconomist.com. This is one of my favourite websites and a great resource for information on whole foods and Nourishing Traditions.
You will need:
A 2 quart glass jar
juice from 6-8 fresh lemons and/or limes
1/2 cup whey
1/2 cup sucanat (I used demerara sugar we have here in the UK)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 quarts filtered water
Combine all of the ingredients in a jar, leaving at least an inch of air at the top (I used slightly less than two quarts of water to achieve this.) Seal with the lid. Place on the countertop for two days. Transfer to the fridge. The lemonade will continue to develop its flavours over time, and can be stored in the fridge for a "while," whatever that means. You can add some homemade natural sugar syrup or stevia (if you like it) for a sweeter taste.
I need to put mine in several containers because I have a typical (read small) European style fridge.
Again, pictures will come later when I have sorted out my phone wire!