How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

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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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Yogurt Starter Sale

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Working With Gluten-Free Sourdough Again

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I go in and out of sourdough baking and within that little cycle is me cycling through various types of grains. We do wheat sourdough and rye sourdough and gluten-free sourdough, depending on what is needed in our home. While it’s still hot here – and maybe where you are too – it’s getting close… 

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Lazy Girl Lotion Formula

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I first learned to make lotion about 15 years ago. I messed up so many batches and made so many messes. I measured, and adjusted; melted and cooled. Finally I figured out a few simple ratios and a basic technique. With all of our fun new body care products, I decided it’s time to share… 

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