Making Yogurt with an Electricity-Free Yogurt Maker Older Than Me

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It’s no secret in my community that fermented foods are something I get excited about. I often bring ferments to gatherings and hand them out to neighbors at regular and irregular intervals. I’ve also been known to offer up fermented carrots to visitors who ask if I dabble in homemade yogurt. That’s how I learned that while some are familiar with homemade yogurt, that doesn’t mean fermented carrots are up their alley.

So when my neighbor asked if I was interested in using his yogurt maker (he wasn’t utilizing it) I jumped at the opportunity. He very generously gave it to us and I hope to return the favor with batches of creamy homemade goat yogurt. My first batch of raw milk yogurt didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, but I’m not easily deterred by rogue batches of yogurt; it’s happened before.

Instead, I was interested in the history of this yogurt maker, and the fact that I could incubate thermophilic yogurt without electricity.

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Two Cheeses, One Day: Cottage Cheese

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I got to spend all of today hanging out with one of my favorite people, Jerrilynn! We got together to make traditional mozzarella. However, when she got here I realized that I had more milk than we needed, so we decided to make cottage cheese at the same time. Two pots of cheese in five… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: August 23

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Donna at Cultured Food Life has an interesting article called Kombucha – Healing My Addiction.  In it she goes through some of the symptoms she had after drinking certain types of pop and how Kombucha was the ultimate solution.  How about you?  Have you switched to fermented beverages for a carbonated and healthy alternative?

What’s New at CFH: Free Standard Shipping on Orders over $40* & 3 Sourdough Recipes

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For the next few days you can get free shipping on your orders if they are over $40.  See below for the coupon code and details.  There are also 3 new sourdough recipes this week from crackers to burger buns!

Experiments in Cultured Sodas

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If there is one thing the various healthy living camps can agree on, it’s that high-fructose corn syrup laden sodas are bad for you. It’s not just the high-fructose corn syrup, though. Even “naturally” sweetened sodas are incredibly high in sugar and therefore more of a celebratory drink than an every day beverage. What many… 

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