Rediscovering Milk Kefir

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Recently, I began branching out with my cultured products, and I was pleasantly surprised to find how versatile water kefir could be. And I promised to try milk kefir grains again…. 

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Suzanne

Suzanne

Suzanne is into gardening, real food, and treading lightly. Her favorite cultured foods include Matsoni yogurt, which tastes just like the yogurt her Armenian grandmother used to make; sauerkraut, which she used to dip out of a barrel each week at her favorite little shop in Germany; and dill pickles, which she used to eat straight from the big jar on the counter of her Grandpa’s general store.

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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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My Kids’ Favorite Frozen Cultured Treats

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From the Editor: Please welcome Julie Feickert, Cultures for Health Founder and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

Our kids are pretty restricted on what they are able to eat. I’ve learned over the last few years that two of my best investments have been an electric ice cream maker (the frozen bowl is kept in the freezer) and silicone popsicle molds. These two tools allow our kids to have frozen treats I can feel good about.

Here are a couple of our favorites:

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Julie Feickert

Julie Feickert

Julie Feickert started Cultures for Health in late 2008. She is the mother to three young children and enjoys cooking and reading. Her favorite cultured foods include water kefir and kombucha. Julie lives with her family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Cultured Waldorf Salad

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The Waldorf salad is a lovely combination of sweet, savory, and rich ingredients. Using kefir and sour cream, as in this recipe, it comes alive with the tang and probiotics one finds in 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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