A Closer Look: Kefir Starter Culture

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 “…It’s an awesome product, easy to do and very pleasant, I recommend it to everyone!!!” -Deb

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Kefir Starter Culture.

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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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Why We Brew At Home

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This is a guest article from Jeffrey Michael.  Learn more about him at the end of the post!

Fermented drinks have been around for millennia. Our ancestors drank crudely fermented fruit, plant, and grain beverages since the start of civilization, and their fermenting innovations may even have “caused” civilization itself. These days, it is easier than ever to stop by one’s local convenience store to buy a commercially produced and packaged version of one of these beverages, most commonly beer or wine. So then why would one engage in the effort necessary to brew at home?… 

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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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Making Easy, Homemade, Naturally-Scented Soaps

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I admit it, I am a bit of a DIY junkie. Truth be told, I think most of us home-fermenters are. While there are tons of reasons to make homemade breads, cultured veggies, and myriad other foods and personal care products, there are some things I would still make just for the fulfillment it brings. And sometimes these little activities not only ground us, but are just great fun.

Recently I had the opportunity to develop some recipes for homemade soaps that are both fun and so, so easy to make. No mixing lye and fat while donning goggles and gloves, no weeks of curing before use. Instead there is melting and coloring and mixing in essential oils.

And then there is the simple enjoyment of these soaps – fragrant and completely personalized.

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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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Alcohol-Free Herbal Mouthwash

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Using vinegar rather than alcohol to provide refreshing zing and preserving quality, this recipe is great for the whole family. With peppermint zing and the anti-bacterial properties of tea tree oil, this mouthwash is sure to leave your mouth clean and fresh…. 

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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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