Making Yogurt with an Electricity-Free Yogurt Maker Older Than Me

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It’s no secret in my community that fermented foods are something I get excited about. I often bring ferments to gatherings and hand them out to neighbors at regular and irregular intervals. I’ve also been known to offer up fermented carrots to visitors who ask if I dabble in homemade yogurt. That’s how I learned that while some are familiar with homemade yogurt, that doesn’t mean fermented carrots are up their alley.

So when my neighbor asked if I was interested in using his yogurt maker (he wasn’t utilizing it) I jumped at the opportunity. He very generously gave it to us and I hope to return the favor with batches of creamy homemade goat yogurt. My first batch of raw milk yogurt didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, but I’m not easily deterred by rogue batches of yogurt; it’s happened before.

Instead, I was interested in the history of this yogurt maker, and the fact that I could incubate thermophilic yogurt without electricity.

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What’s New at CFH: Save 25% on Buttermilk Starter & Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

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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 25% on Buttermilk Starter.  As the weather warms up we also… 

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A Cultured Food Book for Every Fermenter

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I began my fermentation journey around seven years ago with a new baby and the book Nourishing Traditions. That is when I slowly accepted that I could, in fact, put food on a counter top – not a refrigerator – and let it go through a natural process that would benefit my health. Since then,… 

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Easy Homemade Italian Sausage with Kombucha

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Ingredients: 2 pounds fresh ground pork (up to 1/4 pound of additional pork fat can be added to the mix for more moistness, if desired) 1/4 cup extra-sour kombucha 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon dried parsley 2 bay leaves 6 whole peppercorns 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced (depending on your affinity for garlic)… 

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My Kids’ Favorite Frozen Cultured Treats

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From the Editor: Please welcome Julie Feickert, Cultures for Health Founder and Cultured Kitchen Keeper. Our kids are pretty restricted on what they are able to eat. I’ve learned over the last few years that two of my best investments have been an electric ice cream maker (the frozen bowl is kept in the freezer)… 

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