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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Soothing Lavender Facials

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During the spring and summer I work outside a lot. And despite being careful, I almost always end up getting a little pink at least once or twice a year. As a ginger, I take sunburn seriously, and I want to soothe and help my skin heal as quickly as possible. That’s where these lovely… 

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Long-fermented Sourdough Biscuits

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These biscuits are just a bit different than the usual baking powder biscuits in flavor and texture, but close enough that you’ll be reminiscing about sweet tea and the smell of magnolias over your steaming biscuits topped with butter.

Sprouts in My Home

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I just love sprouts. I’ve loved sprouts since I was 7 years old, and would steal the whole clam shell of alfalfa out of the fridge, munching on them as an after school snack. At about $4 a container, my mother was not too happy about that. Now, I am able to make sprouts all… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Peppermint Essential Oil

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In the world of essential oils, many people can easily identify the smell of peppermint.  Make your own Peppermint Mouthwash, toothpaste, and more with cool, refreshing Organic Peppermint Essential Oil. Gives skin a clean, fresh feeling when added to homemade soap bases, such as our Cocoa Butter Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base. Try Organic… 

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