Making Milk Kefir When You Don’t Want to Keep Up With the Grains

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Right now we’re looking at triple digit temperatures for the coming weeks. Produce doesn’t last long on the counter. Water kefir and kombucha are fermenting faster than ever, I try not to ferment vegetables often in this weather, and I know I would kill milk kefir grains if I even forgot about them for a single day.

But we’re drinking milk kefir happily through this heat. It is times like these – when life gets extra crazy and things are more unpredictable – that having a little stability in your cultures is really helpful. That’s why I’m grateful for the ability to make milk kefir without those milk kefir grains I know I’d kill. And golly, this has to be the simplest way to make cultured dairy.

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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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A Closer Look: Organic Cotton Bag

Today we are going to take a closer look at an Organic Cotton Bag used for straining kefir, yogurt, or soft cheese varieties

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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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Kefir Cornbread

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A regular staple in the southern part of the United States, cornbread gets a twist on the traditional by using milk kefir…. 

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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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Cultured Dairy Soaked Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

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Despite its name, buckwheat is not a member of the wheat family at all but a gluten-free seed-like grain. It is high in vitamins and minerals and when soaked, as in this recipe, makes a delicious and nutritious pancake.

Buckwheat has a lovely nutty flavor and makes these pancakes not only hearty and filling, but much more interesting than run-of-the-mill white flour pancakes. The soaking process helps to break down the grains, making the pancakes softer and the grain more digestible…. 

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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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