No-Knead Method for Artisan Bread Baking: The Salt and Fold Method – Part 1

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Building a Leaven

A “leaven” is a combination of flour and water that has been inoculated with a portion of a sourdough starter. In our bakery, building a leaven to mix with was crucial to avoid putting stress on the starter by using and feeding it in mass quantities. A leaven essentially acts as a medium between the bacteria in your starter and your bread dough that allows you to use smaller amounts of starter to achieve the same result. The leaven will be built the night before you intend to mix, and two days or more before you intend to bake, so plan accordingly.

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: July 26

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This week let’s get things rolling with Lacto-fermented Butternut Squash.  Drop a comment and let us know how your summer fermentation is going!

What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Kombucha Starter

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This week you can save 20% on Kombucha Starter. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s new recipes and blog recap!

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… 

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Use and Maintenance of Flip Top Bottles

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From the Editor: Please welcome Eve, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper. If you’ve never used a flip top bottle, they can seem overly complex. But fear not! Flip top bottles are an easy and fantastic vessel for your bubbly beverages. Today I’ll be sharing a few tips for the care and usage… 

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