A Closer Look: Buttermilk Starter

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“When I finally understood that the stuff on the supermarket shelves wasn’t real buttermilk, I started looking for an alternative. I found it! I’ve been making a fresh batch of buttermilk weekly for about 8 months now….Well worth the price, and incredibly easy to make.” ~Melanie   Also, you can get 20% off Buttermilk Starter for a few more days.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to three 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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Grain-Free Buttermilk Baked Chicken

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This time of year is perfect for hearty meat dishes such as this grain-free version of an all-time favorite. Using homemade buttermilk not only adds a rich flavor to this chicken dish, but it also tenderizes the chicken to perfection via the naturally occurring acids in the buttermilk.

Baking the chicken, instead of frying, saves much of the mess and hands-on time involved in the usual breaded and fried chicken. But, because the chicken is marinated in buttermilk, you don’t skimp on flavor or moistness.

Serve this up next to a big pan of roasted vegetables and a large portion of kraut for the perfect winter evening meal. Or use some more of that buttermilk to make a big pan of buttermilk biscuits to serve to the hungry crowd.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to three 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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Cultured Holiday Gifts: Seasonal Cultured Compound Butters

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

The joy of butter is just that: JOY! When you add flavors and a bit of good bacteria, you now have butter that is transcendent!  The many dishes that they can be used for is astounding: look beyond buttering your toast and use these butters on top of vegetables, meats, and even desserts to make them shine with a complexity of flavors.

Here is a listing of seasonal butters that can be used throughout the holidays; they freeze well and can be used for a pretty hostess gift or part of a food Christmas basket. Feel free to use your creativity to come up with other flavor options.

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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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