Thornhill talk on ‘kefir’
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.