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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Grilled Gluten-Free/Vegan Sourdough Pizza

Making a Gluten-Free Pizza

Hot summer nights are the perfect time for pizza. Fortunately, more pizza shops have gluten-free crust. But delivery is not as likely to be organic, sourdough, or customized to your family’s tastes! The cost can also add up. So how can you make a delicious, healthy dinner without turning on the oven? How about barbecue!

Butter Magic, Part 1: Making Butter in a Jar

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Editor’s Note – Please welcome Stacie to the Cultures for Health blog.  As a cheese expert, she will be contributing content to the blog and helping to answer your cheese questions. We’ve had a couple requests for a step-by-step butter making tutorial, and I think it’s a brilliant idea. Butter is one of the easiest… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: August 2

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Last week, Living at My Farmhouse shared two links:  Making Hot Sauce and Old Fashion Dill Pickles. Join in this week with your own cultured adventures!

What’s New at CFH: Save 10% on All Products!

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Don’t miss 3 new recipes this week, the weekly recap, and the opportunity to save 10% on all CFH products.