The Weekly Cultured Food Roundup: edition #2

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and a few interesting links from around the web.

Let’s start with some awesome new content you can find at the CFH site including recipes, upcoming products & events, and brand new products to help you in your cultured kitchen.

News, Products & Recipes from CFH

There are a ton of recipes for every cultured food imaginable over on the CFH site. They come from several recipe-developers, myself included, who test recipes for cultured foods in their home kitchens… so you don’t have to.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Three tips for tasty and simple kombucha brewing

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Our love affair with kombucha has been going on for years now. We kept it warm next to heat radiators when we lived in the north. Now we protect it from heat and sun here in the south.

After we moved across the country, one of the first welcome gifts we were given was a fresh SCOBY since ours didn’t make the trip. That’s my kind of welcoming gift.

Along the way there has been some trial, and definitely some error. I had my first case of mold since moving to a hotter climate, which I quickly remedied. And I found a few things that have both simplified the brewing process and made tastier kombucha…

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Recipe: Fluffy Overnight Sourdough Pancakes

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Sourdough is so much more than bread. In fact, I use sourdough more often for quick breads and soaking grains than I do a big old loaf of bread.

That’s not because I don’t love a big loaf of bread, because I do. It’s because here in Texas without air conditioning, turning the oven on does not sound appealing for half the year. Plus, we just really love pancakes, especially these extra-fluffy pancakes.

Wanna’ know the trick?

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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My Water Kefir Rhythm

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Note from Shannon: I am pleased to bring the voices of our lovely contributors to this space every Tuesday. Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Service Rep & cultured kitchen-keeper.

Having a variety of cultures going on in one household can become overwhelming, especially when culturing water kefir in back to back batches every 48 hours. My husband and I love water kefir, so I was determined to figure out how to make it work. I knew that I just needed to find my rhythm and implement the simplest way for me.

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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