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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Weekly Recap – May 22nd Edition

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

What’s New at CFH: Save 30% on Gluten-free Sourdough Starter and Enzyme & Protein Rich Sprout Salad

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Sale

Don’t miss this week’s sale: 30% off Gluten-free Sourdough Starter.  Also, check out the new Enzyme and Protein Rich Sprout Salad!

From Garden to Ferment Jar: Turnips and Beets

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In early spring we declared that we would grow beets and turnips for some quick root crops. They would be tasty, provide good nourishment, and be ready to harvest before the triple digits of Texas summer came. Well, there is only one lone beet survivor; the entire thirty foot row was wiped out shortly after… 

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Cold Cucumber Dill Yogurt Soup

Cucumber Dill

This refreshing soup is wonderful on a hot summer afternoon and pairs well with thick ham sandwiches.