How I Kept My Cultures Going While On Vacation

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I recently made a surprise visit to my family in another state. When planning for it, it would require four planes, as well as wheelchair assistance and having to deal with crutches for one of my two children. But, what about the other children, the cultures in my kitchen? My kombucha, water kefir, and milk kefir couldn’t come along, so what to do with them? Leaving them in my husband’s care was not an option!… 

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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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Yummy, HEALTHY Hot Cocoa

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I don’t know about you guys, but when it’s chilly outside and the rains start coming down, I dream of a cup of something warm to sip while reading a book. This hot cocoa recipe is one that I started working on when I got my first goats, a couple of Oberhasli does named Tia and Wendy…. 

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Stacie

Stacie

Stacie has been making kefir, kombucha, yogurt, sauerkraut and cheese for eight years. She lives with her husband, four children, parents and livestock on a small farm in Oregon. Stacie's goals for her farm include healthy pasture, delicious vegetables, self-sufficiency, happy humans, and an intact sense of humor.

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American Brick Cheese

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This is a basic, all-purpose cheese that can be used in a variety of ways: on crackers, for sandwiches, with fruit for dessert, or just as-is for a quick snack…. 

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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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Warm Caramel Deliciousness

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This isn’t exactly a cultured product. And it’s definitely not a cheese. But it is warm, sweet, AMAZING in coffee, and perfect for fall.

Have you guessed yet? It’s cojita…a caramel sauce/candy made from fresh milk that is a wonderful treat for your family and friends. It takes a while (toss in a load of laundry or grab a good book,) but is so, so, so worth it.

Cojita is traditionally made with goats’ milk, but cows’ milk works just as well…it just doesn’t have that distinct tang that goats’ milk has. It’s fantastic either way…. 

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Stacie

Stacie

Stacie has been making kefir, kombucha, yogurt, sauerkraut and cheese for eight years. She lives with her husband, four children, parents and livestock on a small farm in Oregon. Stacie's goals for her farm include healthy pasture, delicious vegetables, self-sufficiency, happy humans, and an intact sense of humor.

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