Incubating Yogurt: The Hot Water Pot Method

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There are many ways to incubate yogurt. Many prefer the simplicity of an electric yogurt incubator which allows you to start it and forget it. Others enjoy the many do-it-yourself methods of making yogurt, even if they aren’t as sure of a thing.

Over the years I have made yogurt using many methods, but never have I ventured into using the electric incubators. This is for no particular reason other than perhaps a bit of an independent streak when it came to the need for electricity. Now that we’re off-grid, that choice is already made for me.

But here in Central Texas weather is wild and unpredictable and our young homestead is no match with an uninsulated kitchen. So when I came upon a simple yogurt-making method involving a pot on top of the stove I decided I might be able to use this method. A glut of goat milk all in one day sealed the deal.

And this was my first successful batch of thermophilic yogurt I’ve made since moving off-grid! Here’s how I did it.

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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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Sour Cream Doughnuts

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