What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Yogurt Starter & 2 New Recipes

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This week you can save 20% on all yogurt starters.  We are also featuring two new recipes: Parmesan-Olive Sourdough Bread and Sourdough Onion Fritter.

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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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Nourishing Soups and Ferments for Cozy Winter Meals

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It’s time for cozy meals by the fire in our home and I’m guessing if that’s the case in Central Texas, it is where you’re at too. One of the most-oft featured meal on our table is soup. I usually make it more like a stew, allowing much of the bone broth to cook down into chunky vegetables, meat, and rice or potatoes. One pot? Yes, please!

The only problem with this perfect scenario is that I also like to serve enzymes with a meal. Bone broth is incredibly nourishing, to be sure, but layering that with some enzymes throws it over the top. In order to keep that one pot meal simple, I don’t really want to get out the bowl, cutting board, and chef’s knife and besides, the more ubiquitous salad ingredients are not in season through the winter.

Instead, I turn to ferments to jazz up our simple soups and stews. It’s like convenience food for a nourishing meal… and there are plenty of ways we keep it interesting.

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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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Cold Weather Care for Starter Cultures

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Fall and winter present special challenges for culturing. As the weather cools, the methods for keeping cultures at the proper temperature must also change.

Some cultures will actually behave differently during the winter even when the amount of light and heat are constant.  So how do you deal with cultures with the cooler temperatures?… 

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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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Soured Millet Garlic Mash

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Millet is a gluten-free grain commonly consumed in Asia and Africa. In the United States, however, it is not so common. It is high in vitamins and minerals and can be used in place of potatoes as a starch, as in this dish…. 

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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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