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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A Cultured Day In My Kitchen

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From the Editor: Please welcome Sarah, CFH Customer Support Rep and Cultured Kitchen-Keeper. We sometimes get asked how we fit all that cultured food into our life. I recently had a very cultured day and decided to share. This is not how everyday goes of course. Most of the cultured food gets made here and… 

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A Closer Look: Cream Cheese Starter

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“The product was just as described and easy to use. I just followed the included instructions and made amazing cream cheese!! I was shocked at how easy it was! I added chives and garlic powder yummy!!!” -Valerie

Weekly Cultured Gathering: March 22

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Take a look at this week’s links and see some of the comments and discussion from last week.  Topics of discussion include getting started on sauerkraut (and some encouragement to), salsa, and some gluten-free info.

What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Crème Fraiche Starter & 2 New Gluten-free Recipes

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in. This week you can save 20% on Crème Fraiche Starter and enjoy 2 new gluten-free recipes!