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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A Closer Look: Chevre Starter Culture

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Today we are going to take a closer look at Chevre Starter Culture, which makes a soft and creamy cheese using goat milk.

A Word about Heartbleed

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We thought we would take a short break from fermentation to give you this security update. As many of you may have heard in the news lately there was a security issue for some web servers.  It was a very specific issue and we wanted to give the short and sweet version of how Cultures… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: April 19

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Can you say sourdough donuts without a grin crossing your face?  Last week the The Entwife’s Journal shared how she makes sourdough donuts!  Have you ever made some?  If so, how did they turn out?  Share your own fun fermentation stories this week too.

What’s New at CFH: Save 15% on Kefir Starters & New Recipes

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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 15% on Kefir Starters.  Also, check out the weekly recap and… 

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