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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Water Kefir Flavor Experiments

Water Kefir Experiments

If you’ve read any of my posts before you know I don’t like to change my routine. When I find something I like I stick to it. And, I admit, I’m lazy when it comes to fermenting. That’s why for the past few years I’ve flavored my water kefir with lemon juice and maybe a… 

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A Closer Look: Piima Yogurt Starter

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“We bought all four mesophilic cultures (Piimä, Viili, Matsoni, and Filmjölk) and this is our personal favorite. It is quite thin when at room temperature but becomes much thicker when cold.” -Meir Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Piima Yogurt Starter.

Weekly Recap – June 5th Edition

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

Making Fermented Carrot Sticks with the Cutting Edge Culture

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I haven’t worked with a lot of starter cultures for fermented vegetables. In fact, I’ve written extensively on the Cultures for Health site and elsewhere about how to ferment vegetables simply with salt and water. I just really dig natural, wild fermentation. But I’m always open to trying different things and seeing how they match… 

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