Rejuva What?!

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Here is one you may not have heard of… Rejuvelac.  Rejuvelac is a fermented drink made from sprouting wheat berries. The fermentation extracts most of the nutrients from the berries for a delicious, fresh tasting drink. The leftover berries don’t have much nutritional value but you can place them in compost to feed your garden…. 

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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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Indefinitely, With Care

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We always tell customers that our heirloom cultures are reusable indefinitely, with care. Some ask, what does that mean, “with care”? I’m here to tell you what that means! :)

From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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A Closer Look: Matsoni Yogurt Starter

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Today we are going to take a look at a tried and true method of making yogurt from the Cultures for Health Matsoni Yogurt Starter.  Using this starter is one of the easiest ways to make yogurt.  It also has these additional benefits:

  • No need for a yogurt maker
  • A culturing temperature near room temperature (70-78 degrees F)
  • And Matsoni yogurt can be saved and used to culture your next batch

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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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That Time I Broke My Toe With a Bottle of Water Kefir…

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It’s cold out there! For some reason, this year is colder than last year in my house, even though the outside temperatures do not appear to be much colder than last fall and winter. I thought my precious water kefir grains were dead because I could not get the darlings to produce a water kefir that would do a carbonated second ferment. After the first round of not being able to get fizz, I moved the Grolsch bottles upstairs, to the kids’ bedrooms where it is much warmer than the downstairs. Normally, that does the trick!… 

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Jerri

Jerri

Jerri is a wife and mama. Her culturing adventures began several years ago with other moms who were seeking a healthy way of feeding our families. Together they dabbled in milk kefir, yogurt, sourdough, kombucha and sauerkraut. In the past year she's expanded from sauerkraut to other vegetables, and has grown a passion for water kefir!

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