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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How to Grow Barley Grass in Soil

How to Grow Barley Grass

Growing barley grass at home is as simple and inexpensive as growing wheat grass, and some people find they prefer the taste of barley grass juice to wheat grass juice, for its milder flavor. Follow the steps below to begin growing your own barley grass at home and make homemade barley grass juice!

A Closer Look: Organic Cotton Bag

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Today we are going to take a closer look at an Organic Cotton Bag used for straining kefir, yogurt, or soft cheese varieties

Weekly Recap – May 16th Edition

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

Culturing with Honey

Culturing with Honey

Honey is wonderful, golden nectar. It can be stored indefinitely. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and local pollen. The flavor complements a wide range of foods and has been used for everything from beverages to skin care. One common belief about honey is that it is antimicrobial. While plain honey does not spoil, that… 

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