How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

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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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How to Sprout Broccoli and Other Brassica Seeds

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Broccoli sprouts have gained in popularity over the past few years. Instead of buying expensive sprouts at the grocery store, sprout your own at home with our Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds!

Lacto-Fermented Verde Sauce

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So far in my culturing experience I have only lacto-fermented a few things: cabbage (of course), carrots, and garlic. I’ve been a little nervous to attempt more daring ferments with my summer harvest now finishing up from my garden. Then a few weeks ago I found myself pulling a pile of hot peppers from the… 

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A Closer Look: San Francisco Sourdough

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“Real San Francisco flavor and aroma. Has developed beautifully over the last two weeks and makes a great loaf.” -Bill “The bread I make with this starter has the best flavor of any sourdough I’ve eaten. Have been making sourdough for years and absolutely love this. I plan on trying other starters as well.” -Tracie

Weekly Recap – October 10th Edition

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