Fluffy Fruit Cobbler

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One of the joys of summer is eating wholesome fresh fruit, and how better to enjoy it than with a nice fluffy pastry topping and a dollop of cultured cream on top?… 

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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-Soaked Muesli

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I think hippy food might be the only way to describe something like this. It’s organic barley flakes fermented in milk kefir and then eaten with fresh fruit and seeds, nuts, or nut butter.

But it’s fermented and tangy and delicious and makes for a cool, light breakfast on these hot mornings. That and the fact that it’s dead simple to make have won it a slot in our current favorite breakfasts rotation.

Here’s how I make it.

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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 Ice Cream (and how to make it without a machine)

Raspberry Ice Cream

What if you could eat ice cream every day and have it be part of a nutritous, probiotic-rich, healthy diet?

Ice cream can indeed be a great addition to your menu when you make it from home-cultured dairy products such as sour cream, crème fraîche, kefir, or yogurt.

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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 I’m Soaking Grains in Milk Kefir Right Now

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I’m a huge fan of sourdough. In about six weeks I’ll probably start up the New Zealand Rye starter I have sitting on my desk. I’m deliberately putting it off – both for my own sanity and for the viability of that dehydrated starter. I just know that the likelihood of it staying vigorous and strong right now isn’t very good.

But we’re still eating pancakes, breads, and tortillas – mostly those that can be cooked on a griddle since turning the oven on doesn’t make a lot of sense when it’s 95 degrees outside. I soak or ferment pretty much all of our baked goods, and have for a few years now. They’re just so much easier to digest and, frankly, tastier this way.

And since my preferred method of souring grains via a sourdough starter isn’t happening right now, I’m soaking in cultured dairy – specifically milk kefir.

Here’s the how and why.

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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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