Thorn­hill talk on ‘ke­fir’

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

THE ‘An Bothan’ Project in Bray wel­comed Brendan Thorn­hill last week for an in­for­ma­tive talk about ke­fir.

For­mer com­mu­nity garda Brendan has the cul­tures to make ke­fir at home and said that it has wide-rang­ing health ben­e­fits in­clud­ing a boost to the im­mune sys­tem, and the cre­ation of a feel­ing of re­lax­ation.

Ke­fir (pro­nounced kee-fer) orig­i­nates from the Cau­ca­sus Moun­tains in East­ern Europe.

It’s a cul­tured milk bev­er­age which con­tains ben­e­fi­cial yeast and good bac­te­ria. He makes it and takes it daily and ex­plained the whole process to a very in­ter­ested au­di­ence last week in Bray.

As for An Bothan, the lo­cal project for people over the age of 50 was launched in 2011 by mem­bers of the Bray Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Walk­ing Group.

Its mem­bers en­joy a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing re­pair­ing fur­ni­ture as well as gar­den­ing and elec­tri­cal equip­ment.

They meet up ev­ery week at their premises at St. Kevin’s Square for a friendly chat over a cup of tea or cof­fee, be­fore get­ting on with their var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties. Any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved with the group can drop into their cen­tre in Sparktech, St Kevin's Square, Bray, on Thurs­days from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brendan Thorn­hill speaks with the An Bothan group about Ke­fir Milk and fer­men­ta­tion: (L-R) Pat Ralph, Eu­gene Dwyer, Brian Dancer, Pa­tri­cia O'Neill, Gerry McCarthy, Oliver Carvill, Pat Walsh, Mal­colm Hill, James Flynn, Finbarr O'Sul­li­van, Joe Mur­ray. Front: Brendan Thorn­hill and Peter Prunty.

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