How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

It probably goes without saying that I am interested in sustainable food ways. I like nourishing food that we can make over and over again from simple ingredients. I like making things myself and believe that homemade anything is better than store-bought everything. I like to reduce waste in my kitchen and in my landfill.

So you might think that something like a powdered kefir culture wouldn’t make it into my kitchen on a regular basis, at least not when milk kefir grains are available. Right now I actually have both milk kefir grains and powdered milk kefir culture creating quarts and quarts of probiotic goodness. I’ll get to the reasons I’m a fan of this powdered kefir culture in a minute, but first let me tell you something else that I recently figured out.

I’m sure I’m the last person to have thought of this, but just in case I’m not, here’s how I am making way more milk kefir than I initially thought I could get out of a single packet of kefir starter.


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A Closer Look: World Vineyard California Pinot Noir, 1.65L Wine Kit

Wine Making Kit

Crafting your own homemade wine is now easier than ever with World Vineyard’s 1.65L wine kits. This kit simplifies the winemaking process for beginners by providing all the necessary wine ingredients, (pre-measured and ready to mix) along with easy-to-follow instructions. Producing 1.65L (about 1 gallon), this ingredient kit is a great choice for anyone looking… 

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Weekly Recap – October 31st Edition

blog gathering

It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

DIY Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Shaving Cream

Shaving cream is a simple combination of nourishing oils and butters, whipped together to add plenty of air to the mixture. The essential oils add a lovely scent while nourishing and soothing the skin.

Home Dairying: Simple Raw Cheese


I make a lot of kefir and yogurt not only because we love the taste but because it truly is such a simple process for me to churn it out. For a long time I was just a bit intimidated by cheesemaking and thought that maybe it was just too much to take on. But… 

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