Gathering Around Cultured Foods When Food Sensitivities Isolate You

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Recently my husband and I shared our ninth wedding anniversary. It is always such a blessing to mark another year together. Most years, if we can, we try to do something special to mark the occasion and this year was no different. Stewart surprised me with a trip to town – just the two of us! – after dropping our four little ones off with loving friends.

We stopped at at a local restaurant that makes its own gelato, my husband knowing well my love for both frozen creamy treats and local artisan foods. We both had small cups and chatted as we sat in front of the little shop, enjoying the rare quiet time together.

On the way home he became exhausted and generally unwell. That exhaustion trickled over to the next day… and a little into the next. He had wanted to share something with me that I love, and in doing so he triggered a flare up that would last for several days.

Truth be told, I was saddened by this. Food sensitivities can be frustrating and difficult and incredibly isolating. For those who prepare food for loved ones with food sensitivities, it can be all of those things as well, not to mention challenging and exhausting. After several years of dealing with food sensitivities in my husband and eldest son, I’ve found that it is important to take responsibility for your own food and to try to find something we can gather around at the table and enjoy.

Cultured foods have provided that for our family…. 

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Cultured Banana Cream Pie with Sourdough Pie Crust and Piima Whipped Cream

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From the Editor: Please welcome Eve, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper. Potlucks are a big deal to me. I take them very seriously and always try to challenge myself. A friend decided to throw a pie potluck for their birthday. Luckily, I had just started the Australian Sourdough Starter and I’m not… 

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Gluten-free Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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These pancakes are higher in protein than most pancakes with the addition of cottage cheese and eggs. They don’t need any topping other than a little fresh cultured butter, but a blueberry sauce will make an extra special breakfast treat! Make these pancakes small and leave plenty of space between them on the griddle because… 

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A Closer Look: Liquid Vegetable Rennet

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Today we are going to take a closer look at Liquid Vegetable Rennet for cheesemaking.

Weekly Cultured Gathering: April 26

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Donna posted last week, “In addition to kombucha and water kefir, I have my first jun starter almost finished brewing. (Jun is a fermented green tea and honey drink.) I’m backing off the sourdough for a while, because we overeat it and we don’t need the carbs…”