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: Greek Yogurt Starter

Bowl of Greek Yogurt

“One of the HUGE advantages this has is that as long as you re-culture yogurt every 7 days you never have to buy another start! This start works fantastically well, and when paired with a strainer it makes some delightfully thick yogurt. Almost sour cream consistency if I let it strain long enough.” -Chris Today… 

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Weekly Recap – September 19th Edition

blog gathering

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

What’s New at CFH: Clay-Based Deodorant

homemade deodorant

There are often questionable ingredients in mainstream deodorants, which some people prefer not to put on their skin. Here is another area where a DIY recipe can provide you with a healthier option. The use of clay in this recipe gently but effectively absorbs moisture while other ingredients act to combat odor-causing bacteria.

The Versatility of Sourdough Rolls

pizza rolls

In the past I have shared this recipe for sourdough cinnamon rolls and they are still a BIG hit in this house, one of our favorite special occasion breakfasts! Then I thought, wait a second, I could really put ANYTHING in these rolls! Sweet savory, anything!