Minted Kefir Fruit Salad

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This cool, creamy fruit salad is an excellent addition to a meal. It is best served slightly cool, but it is also delicious at room temperature.  It also has many easy variations based on what fruit you have available.

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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: Plastic Strainer

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Today we are going to take a closer look at the plastic strainer.  These plastic strainers are one of my favorite tools for making both milk and water kefir. They easily catch the grains and fit over a wide-mouth mason jar lid with just a bit of overhang.

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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 Coconut and Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

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From the Editor: Please welcome Sarah, Cultures for Health Customer Support Rep and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

Holidays can be a little more complicated if you are trying to eat clean. Food is a central part of many celebrations. But if you want or need to avoid wheat, dairy, processed sugar or artificial additives, it can feel like you can’t be a part of the festivities.

One thing we do is make a fun cake for the holidays.  Join me as I show you how we make a tasty, gluten-free chocolate treat. … 

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Sarah Firkins

Sarah Firkins

I live in Oregon with my 4 kids. I hop between my kitchen and sewing room. As the daughter of a ranch-girl turned County Extension Agent, I really believe that with enough ingenuity and know-how, anything can be made. I try to keep some cultured vegetables and condiments on hand, as well as a robust supply of yogurt. What really excites me though is finding old ways of culturing foods from around the world and making it work in my life. “I wonder” is a phrase I utter a lot, and can make my kids nervous! I love to learn and share what I’ve discovered.

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