A Closer Look – Milk Kefir Grains

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Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, like salad dressing, bread, and ice cream…. 

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Sourdough vs. Yeast-Risen Bread: a Side-by-Side Trial

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I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately – both with sourdough and commercial yeast. We generally prefer sourdough for the health benefits and flavor, but I wanted to do a side-by-side comparison to see what differences, if any, I noticed in the texture, flavor, and rise of the bread. So, I mixed up two… 

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Turkish Kefir Dip

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Add this spicy, creamy dip to your next mezze platter, for a little cultured variety.

Indefinitely, With Care

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We always tell customers that our heirloom cultures are reusable indefinitely, with care. Some ask, what does that mean, “with care”? I’m here to tell you what that means! From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

A Closer Look: Matsoni Yogurt Starter

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Today we are going to take a look at a tried and true method of making yogurt from the Cultures for Health Matsoni Yogurt Starter.  Using this starter is one of the easiest ways to make yogurt.  It also has these additional benefits: No need for a yogurt maker A culturing temperature near room temperature… 

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