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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Cultured Vegetable Care and Maintenance

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Sometimes people regard lacto-fermentation as a very scientifically precise process. Beginners often get stuck on certain details and become frustrated when their batch doesn’t work out just like the steps and pictures. People frequently will ask, “How long will this batch of sauerkraut take to culture at x temperature?” assuming we have a secret mathematical… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender is a common shrub grown in many gardens, but some may not realize its potential as a relaxing ingredient in massage oils, skin care products, deodorants, and more. Add a few drops of Organic Lavender Essential Oil to Unscented Massage Cream after a stressful day.  

Weekly Recap – July 4th Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

BIG 20% Off Sale and Cultures for Health on the Move!

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More exciting news this week at Cultures for Health…  Cultures for Health was featured in an article here, which explains some of the things happening behind the scenes and the move in process to North Carolina!  Also, until July 7th, you can enjoy 20% off all of your favorite products!  See below for the coupon… 

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