Quick and Easy Cheeses (And What To Do With Them!)

Cutting Paneer

Spring is a crazy time on the farm. The grass is growing, planting is happening, piglets, kids, calves, chicks, ducklings, poults, and goslings are being born. EVERYONE is anxious to get outside, and I could happily spend all day in the garden without thought for meals or housework.

People still want/need to eat, however, regardless of my spring fever. And furthermore, the busyness and hard work make everyone want to eat MORE! Personally, I’d prefer to live on sunbeams and fairy dust in the springtime, but my husband (who spends a sunny Saturday mucking out barn stalls and hauling compost) wants something a little heartier…. 

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Honey Yogurt Salad Dressing

Yogurt Dressing

This dressing is not only good for green salads, but great to pour over cold pasta or stir into a zesty potato salad for a unique, cultured flavor.

Kombucha Root Beer

Root Beer

I love root beer. I’m not even sure why. Maybe it’s something from my childhood? It’s cold, it’s rich, it’s sweet—I mean what’s not to love? These days however, sugar and I do not get along and so even the more natural brands of root beer simply aren’t an option. From the Editor: Please welcome… 

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A Closer Look: Mesophilic Direct Set Culture

cheddarcheese

  Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Mesophilic Direct Set Starter Culture.  This is used for making semi-soft and fresh cheeses including Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Feta, Chevre, etc.

Weekly Cultured Gathering: September 6

blog gathering

This week’s article is about a fermentation learning session held in Indonesia.  “On the first day exhibited manufacture of yoghurt, fish sauce, pickled mango, and strawberry cider . While on the second day participants learn the manufacture of virgin coconut oil, snow lotus, and modified cassava… After the completion of [the] workshop participants can bring… 

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