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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Sour Cream Doughnuts

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I like sour cream… and did someone say doughnuts?  Enough said.

Time to Make the Sauerkraut…Again

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Fermented cabbage is so delicious. It amazes me every time I make it. It’s incredibly easy. I keep it simple using just cabbage and Himalayan Pink salt. While it’s easy, it does take time to reach the flavor we love. I’m making a half-gallon each time and it’s just not enough… From the Editor: Please… 

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A Closer Look: Mitoku Traditional Natto Spores

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I had never made natto before, didn’t even know what to expect. But I watched some videos on youtube and gave it a try. I followed the directions that came with the package, and it turned out great. Looked and smelled just like the video said it would. Thank you! Today we are going to… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: August 16

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It is always interesting to see how fermented foods are portrayed in the media.  This week we found an article on the increasing popularity of Kombucha.  Take a look and then leave a comment or your own link!