Kama Kefir

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Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

By Zuza Zak

Published 2021

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Estonians will often stir kama — usually a mixture of ground wheat, rye, barley and peas — into a glass of kefir, then either sweeten it or add salt to taste. It makes a quick, nutritious snack or speedy breakfast. The kama here is enriched with flaxseed and peas; if you prefer a plainer, more basic kama, there’s a simple version.

Although flaxseed is not usually found in kama, sixteenth-century Estonia was known as the