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

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Start making yogurt with a Cultures for Health Yogurt Starter.  They are easy to use… and if you order by 1/13/15 you can save 20%!

Save 20% on Yogurt Starter

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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 Did the Top of My Kraut Discolor?

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Have you ever kept a batch of kraut around long enough to see it discolor at the top? This happened to me recently. It’s been so long since this happened – because we usually eat our ferments so fast – that I had kind of forgotten about the phenomenon.

But I remembered back when I used to keep ferments in a refrigerator in half-gallon jars. Eventually I had some of the top of the kraut go from green to brownish. Or, in this case, a jar of kimchi ended in two completely distinct coloring patterns – the red of the chilies at the bottom and the blah brown cabbage at the top.

It turns out there is a chemical compound that causes this to occur and, thinking back on the occurrences, I think I may have figured out why it happens. Or at least I have a guess.

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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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Garlic Yogurt Meat Marinade

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Rich with spices and flavor, this overnight marinade can be used on any meat, from fish to steak…. 

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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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