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 people don’t realize is that sodas have health-minded roots. Many of the tonics that modern day sodas are based on were rich in herbs, barks, roots, and even cultures. These would have most likely contained a sweetener of some sort, but more for the fuel of fermentation than a sickly sweet aftertaste.

Anyway, there are many ways to achieve that fizzy, fruity, slightly sweet, wonderfully delicious tonic of yesteryear. Some don’t even require a mother culture that needs tending, which is what I’ve been dabbling in lately.

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What’s New at CFH: South Dakota Magazine, Save 20% on Kombucha Starter, and More!

South Dakota Cultures for Health Story

Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in. Cultures for Health was recently featured in a SouthDakotaMagazine.com article.  You can read it here.  This… 

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Using Kombucha Vinegar to Replace Apple Cider Vinegar (and the differences)

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One of the most wonderful things about cultured food is the money-saving DIY aspect of the process. Making our own yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables has saved us countless dollars over the years. And since we’re all looking for ways to cut the grocery budget, it makes sense to see what it is… 

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Going Solo on Feta Cheese

Fresh Feta Cheese

Join Jerri as she jumps into making her own feta cheese!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Waffles

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Waffles

These waffles tend to be softer than the white flour version.