How to Pair Wine With Cheese

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From the Editor: Please welcome Janet, CFH Content Contributor and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

I like to eat what tells good stories. Standing traditions exist in our family that revolve around food – good food that creates memories and starts conversations.

People since, well, forever, have communed together with good food, and cheese has had a long-standing place at these tables. Depending on the cheese and it’s presentation, it can often be a great conversation starter.  With good food follows good drink.  Here we will explore how to pair wine with homemade artisan cheeses.

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Janet Creasy

Janet Creasy

Janet is primarily a proud mama of two tween girls and is married to a stellar man wired for engineering. She spends a great deal of time in the kitchen and garden. She enjoys the full life cycle of real food as primal fuel for our body; which she feels is critical to how we approach the world around us. She finds immense joy in seeing how many food culture ‘science’ projects she can keep going at one time! Her favorites are kombucha, yogurt and tempeh and she is delving currently into rice flour sourdough and water kefir.

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Season’s Eatings!

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From the Editor: Please welcome Janet, Cultures for Health Content Contributor and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

This season is about giving, happiness and love. What is not to like? The air is crisp outside, there might even be snow on the ground; the trees have lost their leaves and are preparing for a winter snooze, saving their energy for spring buds. We should be doing the same. It is a time to regenerate, cuddle up with our loved ones donned with cozy sweaters and scarves, sit by the fire and eat wholesome, comfort foods.

Cultures for Health is a company I am honored to say I am affiliated with. Among many items of this appreciation, one is that we focus on the PERSON and the effort to treat each as truly human, accepting the place where you are in your food journey. In addition, we don’t just get warm and fuzzy at holiday time but keep the focus on solving the cultured food problems you may have year round.

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I encourage checking out our site and taking a look around. Maybe even sign up for our newsletter that offers lots of ideas, inspiration and recipes. In addition, the bonus of the newsletter gives you access to our FREE ebooks. Let me tell you, these are beyond awesome!

Maybe we can assist you in your holiday food planning: are looking to share your probiotics with your friends and family in the food you are preparing? This article has myriad ideas in that department.  Or what about menu planning? Our SITE is organized such that within each category, for example yogurt, the articles and recipes are divided for ease of searching.

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Maybe you are looking for a simple appetizer to take to a party or a salad dressing to don your fresh greens. Sweets are a hot item this season and there are plenty of options in that department, check them out here to incorporate your kefir into delicious bites of heaven.

Beyond all else, enjoy this time the holidays bring us all. Create balance, harmony, and healthy, yummy food to fuel your body machine.  And wherever you are in your foodie journey, I wish you health and good cheer.  Salud!

Janet Creasy

Janet Creasy

Janet is primarily a proud mama of two tween girls and is married to a stellar man wired for engineering. She spends a great deal of time in the kitchen and garden. She enjoys the full life cycle of real food as primal fuel for our body; which she feels is critical to how we approach the world around us. She finds immense joy in seeing how many food culture ‘science’ projects she can keep going at one time! Her favorites are kombucha, yogurt and tempeh and she is delving currently into rice flour sourdough and water kefir.

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Cultured Holiday Gifts: Chevre, Cranberry, & Pecan Spread

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From the Editor: Please welcome Janet, Cultures for Health Content Writer and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

Here is a fun holiday recipe that can be made ahead for dinner parties.  The combination of flavors and colors are stellar and, best of all, it can be prepared ahead of time. Make up a batch of sourdough crackers to go with this spread for a cultured homemade treat.

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Janet Creasy

Janet Creasy

Janet is primarily a proud mama of two tween girls and is married to a stellar man wired for engineering. She spends a great deal of time in the kitchen and garden. She enjoys the full life cycle of real food as primal fuel for our body; which she feels is critical to how we approach the world around us. She finds immense joy in seeing how many food culture ‘science’ projects she can keep going at one time! Her favorites are kombucha, yogurt and tempeh and she is delving currently into rice flour sourdough and water kefir.

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Cultured Holiday Gifts: Face Scrub Gift Giving (with a cultured twist)

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From the Editor: Please welcome Janet, Cultures for Health Content Contributor and Cultured-Kitchen Keeper.

Holidays, holidays, holidays! They are fast approaching. Looking for some creative gift ideas?

The process of homemade gift giving is always fun for me. Here are a couple of ideas in the form of facial and body scrubs.  Why buy them when it is fun to make them yourself? The benefits include controlling the ingredients, the cost is usually nominal, and you usually have the ingredients already in your kitchen. In addition, these recipes have an element of cultured food in them, which renders them “alive” with microflora. Just remember to give and use them within a few days time for their optimal effect. 

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Janet Creasy

Janet Creasy

Janet is primarily a proud mama of two tween girls and is married to a stellar man wired for engineering. She spends a great deal of time in the kitchen and garden. She enjoys the full life cycle of real food as primal fuel for our body; which she feels is critical to how we approach the world around us. She finds immense joy in seeing how many food culture ‘science’ projects she can keep going at one time! Her favorites are kombucha, yogurt and tempeh and she is delving currently into rice flour sourdough and water kefir.

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